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Nanotechnology Characterization Lab Staff and Contact Information

The Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) team has amassed a tremendous knowledge base on the many different types of nanotechnology strategies being used to detect and treat cancer. Learn more about our staff and their expertise below.

Contact the NCL

Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 301-846-6939
Fax: 301-846-6399
Email: ncl@mail.nih.gov

NCL Staff

  • Marina A. Dobrovolskaia, Ph.D., M.B.A., P.M.P.

    Dr. Marina Dobrovolskaia serves as the NCL Director of Operations and manages the immunology section.

  • Stephan T. Stern, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

    Dr. Stephan Stern serves as the NCL Director of Research and Development and Head of the pharmacology and toxicology section as well as the formulation team.

  • Jeffrey D. Clogston, Ph.D.

    Dr. Jeffrey Clogston is a Principal Scientist at the NCL. He manages the physicochemical characterization section.

  • Rachael M. Crist, Ph.D.

    Dr. Rachael Crist is a Scientist and Head of the NCL's strategic client relations. She manages the lab's extramural collaborations, serves as the primary point of contact for collaborators and participates on the NCL's Assay Cascade review committee.

  • Edward Cedrone, B.S.

    Mr. Edward Cedrone is a Research Associate III in the immunology section.

  • Matthew Hansen, Ph.D.

    Dr. Matthew Hansen is a Scientist I within the physicochemical characterization section.

  • Krishna Kattel, Ph.D.

    Dr. Krishna Kattel is a Scientist in the physicochemical characterization section.

  • Ruvanthi Kularatne, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ruvanthi Kularatne is a Scientist II within the pharmacology and toxicology section of the NCL, with primary expertise in nanoparticle formulation.

  • Barry Neun, B.S.

    Mr. Barry Neun is a Research Associate III within the immunology section.

  • Hannah Newton, Ph.D.

    Dr. Hannah Newton is a postdoctoral fellow within the immunology section.

  • Timothy Potter, B.S.

    Mr. Timothy Potter is a Research Associate III within the immunology section.

  • Sarah Skoczen, M.S.

    Ms. Sarah Skoczen is a Research Associate III within the pharmacology and toxicology section.

  • Kelsie Snapp, B.S., M.B.A.

    Ms. Kelsie Snapp is a Research Associate II within the pharmacology and toxicology section.

  • Alison Vermilya, M.S.

    Mrs. Alison Vermilya is a Research Associate I within the physicochemical characterization section.

  • Teagan D. Ware, M.S., P.M.P.

    Ms. Teagan Ware is a Research Associate III within the pharmacology and toxicology section and assists in the design and coordination of animal studies.

  • Jie Xu, M.S.

    Mr. Jie Xu is a Research Associate I within the physicochemical characterization section.