Dr. Yu Zhou

Yu obtained her PhD from ASU in 2019. Her research is focused on cellular regulation using de-novo-designed riboregulators and portable in vitro diagnostics. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and her master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hunan University, China. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking and basketball.

Dr. Fan Hong

Fan completed his B.S. degree in chemistry at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2014. He joined ASU in 2014 as a PhD student in the group of Hao Yan and later also became a member of the Green lab. He is interested in design of DNA/RNA molecules that can be used to tackle biological problems and successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2019. In his spare time, Fan enjoys reading and hiking.

PhD Students

Dr. Abhishek Debnath

Abhishek did his Bachelor’s in chemistry from Presidency College, Kolkata and his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2014. He joined Dr. Green’s lab in 2015 and received his PhD in 2019. His research involved the development of novel antimicrobial materials for combating multidrug-resistant bacteria. Apart from research, he likes swimming, badminton, and reading.

Dr. Ahmed Yousaf

Ahmed Yousaf joined the Green group in 2015 and completed his PhD in Chemistry in 2018. His research was focused on the development of novel boron-rich two-dimensional materials.

Master's Students

Mahmoud Matar Abed

Mahmoud joined ASU in 2018 as graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering on obtained his Master’s in 2019. He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao. He studies the catalytic activity of nanomaterials with enzyme-like characteristics. He enjoys playing soccer and is eager to learn different languages.

Yuexin Li

Yuexin finished her bachelor’s degree in 2017 in Biochemistry at ASU. She obtained her master’s degree in biochemistry in the Green lab in 2018 and does synthetic biology research in the group.

Undergraduate Students

Michael Staren

Michael graduated in 2019 from Barrett, the Honors College with a BS in Biological Sciences and completed an honors thesis studying CRISPR-based RNA detection. He will be completing a Master’s of Science in health care delivery in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing golf, and hiking.

Zhikai Liu

Zhikai is an undergraduate pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  He conducted research formulating flame-retardant coatings enabled by 2D nanomaterials.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and sleep.