Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Acacia Dishman

Acacia Dishman

G3 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Brain Volkman, PhD, Biochemistry


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, University of Michigan, 2015

Research Interests

Research Experience

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011-2015
Advisor: Joerg Lahann, PhD
Fabrication of multi-compartmental, biodegradable polymer nano and micro particles for drug delivery applications

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany, 2014
Advisors: Joerg Lahann, Yvonne Leonie Barner
Fabrication of biphasic, biodegradable polyanhydride micorparticles for Cystic Fibrosis drug delivery applications


Dishman AF, Volkman BF. “Unfolding the Mysteries of Protein Metamorphosis.” ACS Chem Biol. 13(6):1438-1446. 2018

S. Rahmani, S. Ashraf, R. Hartmann, A. F. Dishman, M. V. Zyuzin, C. K. J. Yu, W. J. Parak, J. Lahann. "Engineering of Nanoparticle Size via Electrohydrodynamic Jetting." Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 2016, 1, 82–93.

A. M. Ross, S. Rahmani, D. M. Prieskorn, A. F. Dishman, J. M. Miller, J. Lahann, R. A. Altschuler. "Persistence, distribution, and impact of distinctly segmented microparticles on cochlear health following in vivo infusion." J. Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2016, 104 (6) 1510-1522.

S. Rahmani, C. H. Villa, A. F. Dishman, M. E. Grabowski, D. C. Pan, H. Durmaz, A. C. Misra, L. Colón-Meléndez, M. J. Solomon,V. R. Muzykantov, J. Lahann. "Long-circulating Janus nanoparticles made by electrohydrodynamic co-jetting for systemic drug delivery applications." J. Drug Targeting, 2015, 23 (7-8), 750-758.

S. Rahmani, T.-H. Park, A. F. Dishman, J. Lahann, “Multimodal Delivery of Irinotecan from Microparticles with Two Distinct Compartments.” J. Control. Release, 2013, 172, 239-245.

S. Rahmani, A. M. Ross, T. H. Park, H. Durmaz, A. F. Dishman, D. Prieskorn, N. Jones, R. Altschuler, J. Lahann. “Dual Release Carriers for Cochlear Delivery.” Adv. Healthcare Mat., 2015, 4, 1-7.

Meeting Abstracts

S. Rahmani, S. Saha, T.-H. Park, A. Dishman, A. Ross, D. Prieskorn, R. Altschuler, J. Lahann. "Chemically Orthogonal Three-Patch Microparticles and Their Applications in Medicine." Engineering Graduate Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI 2014.

S. Rahmani, S. Saha, T.-H. Park, J. Yoon, A. Dishman, K. Mahajan, V. Lai, J. Lahann. “Multicompartmental Carriers for Theranostic Applications.” Material Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA 2012.

General Interests

Running, biking, hiking, traveling