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 members 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.

Dr. Wolfram also holds positions with several other institutions, including faculty and professorship appointments. Learn more about Dr. Wolfram's professional highlights.

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.

Sara Busatto, M.S.

Sara Busatto is a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Brescia in Italy. Her research in Dr. Wolfram's lab focuses on exploring the targeting and drug delivery capacity of extracellular vesicles in vitro and in vivo. In particular, she is studying the interface between extracellular vesicles and biological membranes, focusing on the blood-brain barrier.

Busatto graduated from the University of Brescia in 2015 with a master's degree in medical biotechnology. She has several publications in the field of extracellular vesicles.

Annie Suh, M.D.

Dr. Suh is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Wolfram and with orthopedics researcher Shane A. Shapiro, M.D. Dr. Suh's research project investigates the regenerative properties of autologous adipose-derived tissue and potential applications in the cosmetic and orthopedic fields.

Dr. Suh received her medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla, West Indies, in 2018.

Anthony N. Pham, M.S.

Anthony Pham is a special project associate in the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Lab. His research focuses on the use of extracellular vesicles in the treatment of neointimal hyperplasia, a condition that leads to restenosis after angioplasty to treat cardiovascular disease.

Pham graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in medicine, health and society. He received a master's degree in physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 2018.