People in Dr. Frey's Laboratory   

Current graduate students (GS) and post-doctoral fellows (PDF) in Dr. Frey's laboratory: 

          Aaron Thole (GS)

          Revati Kadolkar (GS)

          John Biffl (GS)

          Pegah Rezaei (PDF)

Former UMBC students who worked in Dr. Frey's laboratory:

           Yang Liu, Ph.D., 2020.  Currently at AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD.  

           Payam Rezaei, Ph.D., 2020.  Currently at Amgen, Gaithersburg, MD.   

           Sevda Deldari, Ph.D., 2020.  Currently at FDA Advanced Manufacturing Research, Silver Spring, MD.  

           Hui Guo, Ph.D., 2013, Post-doc., 2013-16.  Currently at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Columbia, MD.  

           Chi Hon, B.S., 2015.  Currently at F2 Labs, Damascus, MD.  

           Madhubanti Chatterjee, Ph.D., 2014 (co-advised with Prof. G. Rao).  Currently at Intel, Hillsboro, OR.  

           Nuno Pinto, Ph.D., 2013.  Currently at Merck, Kenilworth, NJ.  

           Charlene Bermudez, B.S., 2013.  Currently at the US Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC.  

           Benjamin D'Alessio, M.S., 2011.  Currently at Emergent BioSolutions, Baltimore, MD.   

           Nikhila Karnik, M.S., 2011.  Currently at Apic Bio, Cambridge, MA.   

           Sudheer Sami, M.S., 2008.  Currently at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA.   

           Hong Shen, Ph.D., 2006.  Currently at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Malvern, PA.  

           Archana (Raamanathan) Simmons, M.S., 2005.  Currently at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.    

           Delphilia (Taylor) Burton, M.S., 2004.  Currently at AstraZeneca, Frederick, MD. 

           Jessica Soto Pérez, M.S., 2004.  Remembering Jessica.    

           Christopher Gillespie. B.S., 2002.  Currently at Merck, Kenilworth, NJ.  

           Xuezhen Kang, Ph.D., 2002.  Currently at Sanofi Genzyme, Framingham, MA

           C. Narahari Rao, Ph.D., 2000.  Currently at Moderna Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA 

           Christy (Butler) Gray, B.S., 2000.  Currently at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

           Ronald C. Bates, Ph.D., 1999.  Currently at Bristol-Myers Squibb, East Syracuse, NY

           John C. Strong, Ph.D., 1998.  Currently at AbbVie, Chicago, IL

Photographic archive of lab activities:

Left photo: Sevda Deldari showing her poster at the AIChE meeting in Orlando, FL, on Nov. 11, 2019. Sevda won the poster competition for Divsion 15C (Bioengineering) at this meeting.   


Right photo: Sevda Deldari, with her dissertation committee, just after her successful dissertation defense on Jan. 2, 2020. Note the hat that Sevda is proudly wearing.  


Left photo: Payam Rezaei, Sevda Deldari, Yang Liu, and Doug Frey at the PREP-2017 meeting in Philadelphia on July 9, 2017. We are standing near the famous liberty bell.    


Right photo: Sevda Deldari, Payam Rezaei, Yang Liu, and Doug Frey at the PREP-2019 meeting in Baltimore on July 18, 2019. We are standing in front of the Spirit of Baltimore boat where we had dinner that night. The odd pattern on my shirt is an optical effect so please ignore it!  


Left photo: Doug Frey, Yang Liu, Sevda Deldari, Payam Rezaei, and David Burgenson at the Regulatory Sciences Conference in Leesberg, VA, on April 25, 2017.    


Right photo: The Chemical Engineering Class of 2017 gave me a very nice signed poster in appreciation for my teaching efforts. Thanks a lot to a great class!  


Left photo: Sevda Deldari and Yang Liu using our Perkin Elmer LabChip microfluidic electrophoresis instrument on August 4, 2015.    


Right photo: We decided our lab group needed some exercize, so we went on a hike in Patapsco State Park near the UMBC campus. This photograph shows (from left to right) Yang Liu, Mayyada El-Sayed, Adil Zuber, Payam Rezaei, Doug Frey, and Sevda Deldari on the swinging bridge that crosses the Patapsco River at the Orange Grove area in the park on July 31, 2015.  


Left photo: I was very honored to be selected to give the 2014 Csaba Horvath Distinguished Lecture in Chemical Engineering at Yale University. This photograph shows Professor Daniel Rosner from Yale and myself just after my lecture on April 16, 2014. We were standing in front of Mason Laboratory at Yale, which is where Csaba Horvath conducted his research on HPLC from 1972 to 2004.    


Right photo: A group of UMBC students traveled with me to Yale to hear my lecture. This photograph shows (from left to right) Nuno Pinto (UMBC), Adil Zuber (UMBC), Stacy Kenaan (Yale), Seyla Azoz (Yale), Fang Ren (Yale), Yang Liu (UMBC), Madhubanti Chatterjee (UMBC), and Payam Rezaei (UMBC) at one of the local student hangouts at Yale on April 16, 2014.  


Left photo: After the hard winter of 2013-4, we decided to celebrate the arrival of spring by going to the Baltimore inner habor. This photo shows our research group at the inner harbor on April 2, 2014. The person who is second from the left is Stacy Kanaan, who was visiting our laboratory from Yale on this day.    


Right photo: Nuno Pinto just after his successul Ph.D. thesis defense on December 8, 2013. In this photo Nuno is being congratulated by Dr. Mariajose Castellanos, who was a member of Nuno's thesis committee. Dr. Castellanos was expecting her first child in this photo and had her baby the next day. Thank you Dr. Castellanos for being so considerate in the timing of your delivery!  


Left photo: The UMBC BioMOD team on Nov. 15, 2013. This team has the task of making the DARPA "Biologically-Derived Medicine on Demand" (BioMOD) device, which is a briefcase-sized device for point-of-care therapeutic protein production. We are competing with a similar team at MIT to make the best device. If you look carefully, you will find Doug Frey, Hui Guo, Adil Zuber, and Mayyada El-Sayed from our laboratory in this photo. Yang Liu, who is also on the BioMOD team, is not in this photo. Instead, she was busy in the lab getting results and didn't have time to pose for a picture! (see right photo)    


Right photo: Yang Liu using one of our HPLC systems on Oct. 16, 2013.  


Left photo: Charlene Bermudez and Mayyada El-Sayed installing an HPLC column on August 7, 2013. Mayyada is a Professor at the American University in Cairo who was visiting our laboratory on a Fulbright Fellowship.    


Right photo: Steve Cramer from RPI and David Wood from Ohio State University with Doug Frey and Govind Rao from UMBC at the DARPA Biologically-Derived Medicines on Demand (BioMOD) Kickoff meeting in Alexandria, VA, on August 1, 2013. David Wood, Doug Frey, and Govind Rao comprise the main part of the UMBC BioMOD team while Steve Cramer is on the MIT BioMOD team.  


Left photo: Hui Guo with her husband, Changyi Li, just before Hui's dissertation defense on April 26, 2013.    


Right photo: After Hui successfully defended her dissertation, several of us went to True Grits to help her celebrate. Shown from left to right are Shaunak Uplekar, Doug Frey, Hui Guo, Karuna Sri Mupparapu, and Nuno Pinto.  


Left photo: Every year the members of the Frey laboratory group join with members of Dr. Rao's CAST center for a holiday party where everyone brings food representative of their home country to eat. This photograph was taken at the event on December 21, 2012.    


Right photo: Nuno Pinto, Doug Frey, Hui Guo, and Adil Zuber having a lively discussion about chromatography at the holiday party on December 21, 2012.  


Left photo: Nuno Pinto showing his poster to Shuichi Yamamoto of Yamaguchi University, Japan, at the 2011 ACS meeting in Anaheim, CA, on March, 28, 2011.    


Right photo: A group of students from our department went to Assateague Island for an outing on June 15, 2011. If you look closely you can find Nuno Pinto and Payam Rezaei from our laboratory in this picture.  


Left photo: Every winter our department organizes a ski trip to the Whitetail Ski Resort near Mercersburg, PA. This photograph shows a group of us at the ski area on February 9, 2011.    


Right photo: Jacob Sarnecki and Kiran Quraishi, with Doug Frey looking on, are conducting an HPLC experiment for the undergraduate biochemical engineering laboratory course on March 3, 2011.  


Left photo: Hui Guo, Nuno Pinto, and our collaborator from the Beiberich lab, Xiang Li, at the Look Ahead Symposium at UMBC on March 31, 2010. Jon Bollinger is also looking on.    


Right photo: Doug Frey, Charles Glatz from Iowa State University, and Ron Bates having a discussion at the ACS meeting in San Francisco on March 23, 2010.


Left photo: Hui Guo, Nuno Pinto, and Doug Frey at the ACS meeting in Washington D.C. on August 19, 2009. We are standing in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building where the BIOT sessions were held.    


Right photo: Hui Guo is explaining her poster to an interested observer (Professor Castellanos from UMBC) at the 2009 ACS meeting.  


Left photo: Hui Guo, Nuno Pinto, and Doug Frey conducting an HPLC experiment    


Right photo: C. Narahari ("Hari") Rao with Doug Frey and our slightly injured colleague Scott Tobler from Wyeth at the Philadelphia ACS meeting on August 18, 2008.  Hari  gave a very interesting talk about gradient elution chromatography in a session chaired by Scott. 


Left photo: Hui Guo and Doug Frey at the PREP-2007 meeting in Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 2007.    


Right photo: Doug Frey with Archana Raamanathan.  Archana  is collecting some extra thesis data immediately after her successful MS thesis defense on August 2, 2005. 




Left photo:  Doug Frey, Hong Shen, Archana Raamanathan, and our colleague Steve Cramer from RPI at the PREP-2005 meeting in Philadelphia on May 9, 2005.


Right photo: Hong Shen just after her successful Ph.D. dissertation defense on March 8, 2006, together with her dissertation committee.  Pictured from left to right are Rick Wormsbecher (W.R. Grace), Govind Rao (UMBC), Doug Frey (UMBC), the newly minted Dr. Hong Shen, Ken Cole (NIST), and Mark Marten (UMBC).  

Left photo: Hong Shen, Doug Frey, Delphilia Taylor, and Jessica Soto Pérez at the HPLC-2004 

meeting in Philadelphia, PA  (June 17, 2004).   


Right photo: Delphilia Taylor, Hong Shen, and Xuezhen Kang at the ACS meeting in Boston, MA (August, 2002).