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Post Doctoral Research, Dr. Fischer

Dr. Johnson's doctorate is in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, where he also obtained his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time as a student at KU, he served as both a graduate teaching and research assistant. Dr. Johnson has been working in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab in various capacities since 2007.

Post Doctoral Researcher, Dr. Berkland
Simons Laboratories

Dr. Qian has been with the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry since 2011. Just prior to arriving at KU, he was a postdoctoral research at the University of Washington in their Bioengineering program. Dr. Qian received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His bachelor's degree is in applied chemistry from Beijing Normal University.

Dr. Jen Settle's portrait
Post Doctoral Researcher, Dr. Spencer
Malott Hall, Room B036
Post Doctoral Researcher, Dr. Spencer
Learned Hall, Room 5104A

Prior to his time as a Post Doctoral Researcher in the BERC, Dr. Song was an Associate Professor at Anhui University. His Ph.D. is in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China. He received his B.S. from Tianjin University in Polymer Engineering.

Brad Sullivan's portrait
Research Associate, Dr. Berkland

Dr. Sullivan has been working with Dr. Berkland since 2012. Previously he was a research associate at Michigan State University where he worked to identify mechanisms whereby blood coagulation contributes to liver injury and disease. Dr. Sullivan was a finalist for the 2012 Novartis Fellowship from the Society of Toxicology. His doctorate is in Toxicology from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and he obtained his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in biology.

Ph.D; Peptide-Polymer Engineering Dentin/Adhesive Interfacial Bond Integrity
LEEP 2, Room 1444

My expertise covers biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural biology­ and high throughput screening. I have mastered many analytical techniques including liquid and gas chromatography, LC-MS of peptides and proteins, assay development, high-throughput screening, biotransformation, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) for metals analysis, particle sizing and zeta potential by laser light scattering (ZetaPALS), total organic carbon/total nitrogen analysis (TOC/TN), and UV/visible and fluorescence spectroscopy.