Ethan Lippmannethan

Ph.D. 2011

Research Project

Constructing novel blood-brain barrier models from stem cell sources
Uncovering novel pathways in blood-brain barrier development

Previous Education

B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Naperville, IL

Previous Research Experience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
Undergraduate Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Strano

My undergraduate research focused on the species manipulation and separation of chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes. I also performed experiments on thermal annealing of functionalized nanotubes to restore them to their original, pristine state.

Previous Industry Experience

UOP, LLC. Intern, Gas Adsorbents Research Group. Des Plaines, IL. Summer 2006.
Merck and Co., Inc. Intern, Pharmaceutical Technical Operations Division. West Point, PA. Summer 2005


Lippmann ES, Azarin SM, Kay JE, Nessler RA, Wilson HK, Palecek SP, Shusta EV. Human blood-brain barrier endothelial cells derived from pluripotent stem cells. Under review.

Lippmann ES, Weidenfeller C, Svendsen CN, Shusta EV. Blood-brain barrier modeling with co-cultured neural progenitor cell-derived astrocytes and neurons. J Neurochem. 2011;119:507-20.

Agarwal N, Lippmann ES, Shusta EV. Identification and expression profiling of blood-brain barrier membrane proteins. J Neurochem. 2010;112:625-35.

Usrey ML, Lippmann ES, Strano MS. Evidence for a two-step mechanism in electronically selective single-walled carbon nanotube reactions. J Am Chem Soc. 2005;127:16129-35.