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CAST started as a core group of faculty researchers and students from the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and Department of Chemical Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, UMBC. With our 2007 expansion into a UMBC campus center, we now have faculty from several other affiliated departments and centers.

Research Faculty  

Govind Rao

Xudong Ge

Yordan V. Kostov

Leah Tolosa

Abhay Andar

Research Staff/Assistant

Mike Tolosa

Cindy Lamothe (Admin Assistant – COEIT/CAST)

Shayan Borhani (Research Assistant)

Graduate Students

Mustafa Al Adhami

Shayan Borhani

Benjamin Punshon-Smith

David Burgenson

Hasib Hasan

Rahul Menon

Ritvind Suketana

Vida Rahmatnejad

Joel Tyson

Yunqian Wei

Undergraduate Interns

Sarah Burney

Atalya Ha

Gabbi McLean

Anirudha Rao

Samyukta Rao

High School Interns

Collaborators – UMBC Campus

Douglas Frey

Collaborators – Off Campus 

David Wood – Ohio State University

Past members

Karuna Mupparapu (CAST Lab Manager)

Chariz Penalber (Postdoc)

Dagmawi Tiluhan (Research Assistant)

Chang Wu Mungai (Undergraduate Intern)

Aravind Yeramilli (Undergraduate Intern)

Manohar Pilli (Faculty)

Brandon Wagner (Research Assistant)

Priyanka Rauniyar (Research Assistant)

Meera Mysore (Intern)

Harley Edwards (Intern)

Vandan Thakkar (Intern)

Eric Ankers (Intern)

Violet Haya (Intern)

Anjali Shankar (Intern)

Lei Tolosa (Intern)

Neelesh Mupparapu (Intern)

Leanne Domingo (Intern)

Niki Gooya (Intern)

Erick Gutierrez (Research Assistant)

Elizabeth Tan (Intern)

Sheniqua Brown  (Graduate Student)

Chandrasekhar Gurramkonda (Research Faculty)