Research Team

As principal investigator in the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Lab, Dr. Wolfram leads a team that is advancing nanomedicine research. Her team's discoveries could ultimately lead to increased therapeutic efficacy and reduced side effects of treatment for breast cancer, liver damage and other conditions.

Learn more about Dr. Wolfram and a key member of her research team in the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Lab at Mayo Clinic.

Joy Emelie (Joy) V. Wolfram, Ph.D.

Dr. Wolfram is a faculty member in the Department of Transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She also holds affiliate faculty positions in the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, and in the Department of Nanomedicine at the Houston Methodist Research Institute in Houston, Texas. She is the working group representative for the Education and Outreach Unit of the Center for Immunotherapeutic Transport Oncophysics of the National Cancer Institute at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Dr. Wolfram received her bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

Dr. Wolfram is the author of numerous scientific publications and has received several scientific awards from around the world.

In 2016, she was named in the Amgen Scholars Ten to Watch List, which highlights the best and brightest up-and-comers in science and medicine. In 2017, Dr. Wolfram was selected together with Nobel laureates, prominent authors and professional athletes to represent one of 12 internationally accomplished Finns in the 2017 Inspired in Finland campaign celebrating Finland's 100 years of independence.

Neha S. Shukla, M.S.

Neha S. Shukla, M.S., serves as a special project associate in the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory. Her research focus is the development of extracellular vesicle therapeutics for liver regeneration.

Shukla has more than five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has extensive knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in biochemistry from Gujarat University in Gujarat, India.