Ronn joined the Aizenberg group in May of 2010. He is a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Ronn is broadly interested in bacteria-materials interactions and biofilm development. His current research focuses on the use of highly ordered micro- and nano-structured surfaces to influence the growth and physiology of bacterial biofilms.
Before beginning his PhD program, Ronn received his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Ecology from Rutgers University. He then attended the University of Cambridge and earned a master's degree in Clinical Biochemistry. Ronn's master's thesis focused on endocrine signaling in the gut relating to type II diabetes.
Awards and honors
|2013||Martha Gray Student Prize for Excellence in Research|
|2008-2013||NSF Graduate Research Fellowship|
|2008-09||Gates Cambridge Scholarship|
|2008||Rutgers University Engineering Society Outstanding Engineering Scholar Award|
|2008||Rutgers University Department of Biomedical Engineering Samuel Welkowitz Award for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering|