Team Members

Kristen Dellinger – PI

Dr. Kristen Dellinger is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University in the Department of Nanoengineering, a part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Dr. Dellinger was awarded a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University in Canada, for her work on developing a liposome-based estradiol delivery vehicle for the treatment of atherosclerotic inflammation. Dr. Dellinger has authored several peer-reviewed scientific publications and collaborated with industry partners and scientists on highly technical and diverse projects, ranging from biomedical device development to textile and semiconductor fabrication. She has over 12 years of diverse research and development experience having led an analytical chemistry instrumentation facility housing several million dollars in equipment, optimizing data acquisition methods and analysis.

Samuel Adesoye – PhD Student

Samuel Adesoye obtained his BSc and MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a PhD student in the Department of Nanoengineering, North Carolina A&T State University. He is currently working in Dr. Dellinger’s Laboratory at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. His research focuses on diagnostic applications of surface enhanced Raman Scattering in medicine.

Jessica Norcott – MSc Student

Jessica Norcott obtained her B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from the University of Averett in Danville, Virginia. She currently is a MSc student in Dr. Dellinger’s Laboratory at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.  She is working on developing technologies for viral detection and diagnosis. She also passionate about the intersection of nanotechnology and the arts and is currently running the Dellinger Lab social media pages.

Annika Deshpande – Lab Intern

Annika Deshpande is a high school student at Greensboro Day School, North Carolina. She is passionate about Biology, Physics, and Computer-Science and hopes to go into either Biomedical Engineering or Computer Engineering in college. She is currently researching on how to detect viruses in saliva through Dr. Dellinger’s lab.