Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery Laboratory

Team Members


Patrick Ymele-Leki, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator


Graduate Students


Elbethel Damtae (Spring 2017 – Current)
♦ Small Molecules Inhibitors of the Bacterial PTS
Chemical Engineering, Graduate Student

Tafadzwa Chigumira (Summer 2017 – Current)
♦ Microbial Reduction of Iodate
Chemical Engineering, Graduate Student


Undergraduate Students


Terinney Haley (Summer 2014 – current)
♦ Impact of NanoParticles on Bacterial Cultures
Chemical Engineering, Senior
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program | 2014
Gates Millenium Scholar | 2013

Mahtab Waseem (Fall 2015 – current)
♦ Small Molecules Inhibitors of the Bacterial PTS
Chemical Engineering, Junior

Tariq Johnson (Summer 2016 - current)
♦ Small Molecules Inhibitors of the Bacterial PTS
Chemical Engineering, Junior

Ayomikun Olarinoye (Summer 2017 – Current)
♦ Microbial Reduction of Iodate
Chemical Engineering, Junior


Alumni: Graduate Students


Abiye Mekonnen (Summer 2014 – Spring 2016)
♦ Impact of Physiologically Relevant Fluid Forces on Biofilm Responses to Antimicrobial Challenges
Successfully defended his thesis for the M.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering in Spring 2016
Current occupation: Process Engineer @ Intel Corporation


Alumni: Undergraduate Students


Kalah Ozimba (Fall 2014 – Spring 2017)
♦ Impact of NanoParticles on Bacterial Cultures
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017
President of the Howard University Debate Team | 2015
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program | 2014

Emmanuel Ike (Summer 2015 – Spring 2017)
♦ Small Molecules Inhibitors of the Bacterial PTS
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017
AIChE Student Chapter, Junior Representative | 2015
National Society of Collegiate Scholar | 2014

Simone Stanley (Spring 2016 – Spring 2017)
♦ BioEye & Application-Based Learning
Current occupation: NIH Postbac IRTA intern
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017
NSBE Region 2 Technical OutReach Community Help (TORCH), Chair | 2014-2015
NSBE Howard University Chapter, Programs Chair | 2014-2015

Bria Rice (2013 - 2014)
♦ Effects of Mouthwashes on Oral Biofilms
Current occupation: Howard University Medical School student, 3rd Year
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017

Dolce Lawless (Spring 2014)
♦ Lab Setup and Initiation
Current occupation: Associate Scientist @ The Kraft Einz Company
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2014

Chukukwa Ibecheozor (Summer 2014)
♦ Antifouling Properties of Functionalized Membranes
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017
AIChE Student Chapter, Vice President | 2015

Khari Johnson (Summer 2015)
Current occupation: MS Student in Biomedical Engineering @ Duke University
Chemical Engineering BS Graduate | 2017
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program | 2015

News

Thomas Brings Home a Win from 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting

Mon, December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering Junior Jamaka Thomas won second place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology category at the 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting for her research submission titled: “Enrichment of Oat Protein by Means of Gravity and Electrostatic Forces.” Thomas co-authored her submission with Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Dinara Konakbayeva.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: "Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater". Read More >>

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