Graduate Students 

 

Mariana Romero-Gonzalez, PhD Student, PharmSci Department (she/her)

Bhanuz Dechayont, PhD Student, PharmSci Department (he/him)

Nishant Sandeep Shah, MSIPS Student, PharmSci Department (he/him)

Bio: 

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. I obtained an MSc. Major in Pharmacy from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, a BSc. Major in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry from Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi and a BA. in Management from City University of Seattle. I have had experience in the clinical setting as a lab analyst. I have worked on different research projects in several international labs. And I have acquired experience in academia through teaching college and high school science courses. I am passionate about being of service to humanity and I enjoy learning and challenging myself continuously, which is why I find my field of study to be highly rewarding. Through my research, I seek to make an impact on the improvement of the health of people.

Bio: 

Nuz grew up in a small town in Thailand’s Samut Songkhram Province, near the sea. He received bachelor's degree and master's degree in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine at Thammasat University, Thailand. Since receiving his MS, he have studied a MS in Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Michigan. Following his education, Nuz is a PhD student at the University of Michigan majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences. During the course, he became interested in the mechanism of actions of natural products.

Bio: 

Nishant is a PhD student at the Brunaugh lab since the Fall of 2022. He completed his Bachelor's in Chemical Technology from ICT, Mumbai in India. As a Master's student, he studies respirable drug powders and their dissolution and diffusion through healthy and diseased mucus. He is passionate, dedicated, and scientifically driven. He began his studies at the University of Michigan in 2021 and is studying novel pulmonary drug delivery systems.

Hobbies: cooking, blogging, traveling, and watching Bollywood films.

Research Interests: 

My research interests include developing pharmaceutical interventions that help treat opportunistic infections and restore lung microbiome diversity in chronic disease states, through both antibiotic and probiotic delivery approaches.

Research Interests: 

Natural products present in plant extracts and medicinal foods and evaluating these compounds for preventive and/or therapeutic effects.

Research Interests: 

Nishant's research interests include: Particle engineering for innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing of orally inhalable solid dosage forms, advanced characterization of pharmaceutical solids, and novel formulation design for pulmonary drug delivery systems.

mromerog@umich.edu

nuz@umich.edu

 

nishss@umich.edu

 


Undergraduate Students

Zitong Wang, College of Pharmacy (she/her) 

Bio: 

Zitong is a rising senior in the college of pharmacy, majored in pharmaceutical sciences. She transfered from China Pharmaceutical University in 2021. She is now working as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Brunaugh lab and works as a summer intern in Biointerfaces Institute, aiming to pursue a PhD degree after graduates. In her free time, she likes cooking, traveling and listening to music.

Research Interests: 

pulmonary delivery, inhaled drug, drug formulation

wzitong@umich.edu

 


Research Staff

Ziting Chen, Research Specialist Associate (she/her)

Bio: 

I am originally from Suzhou, China. I studied animal science during my undergraduate at UC Davis and master at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My master project was to understand glycogen metabolism during early pregnancy in mice. In my free time, I would go bird-watching and cooking.

Research Interests: 

I am interested in drug developing and the mechanism of virus-host interaction.

zitingc@umich.edu

 

Listing Row

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022