Perry Research Group
Josh McGee

Joshua McGee (he/him)


Research Assistant

Biographical Statement

Josh graduated in 2021 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and honors from the Commonwealth Honors College. He was an active member of iCons and Engineers Without Borders. He worked on the design and manufacture of ultra-thin microfluidic devices for protein crystallography, as well as a collaborative project with Prof. John Klier's Lab using microfluidics to synthesize functionalized protein nanoparticles. To pass time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer with friends.

In 2019, Josh participated in the internship program at Covestro.

Over the summer, Josh participated in a virtual internship program at Merck.

This winter, Josh will be interning at Lyue Pharma.

Josh is also the receipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and will be joining the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University this fall!


  1. S. Sui, A. Mulichak, R. Kulathila, J. McGee,‡ D. Filiatreault, S. Saha, A. Cohen, J. Song, H. Hung, J. Selway, C. Kirby, O.K. Shrestha, W. Weihofen, M. Fodor, M. Xu, R. Chopra, S.L. Perry, "A Capillary-based Microfluidic Device Enables Primary High-throughput Room-temperature Crystallographic Screening," Journal of Applied Crystallography, (2021), 54(4), 1034-1046. [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2021 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher
Fall 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant
Spring 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Research Assistant Fellowship
2019 1st Place in the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting Undergraduate Poster Session
Fall 2019 Commonwealth Honors College Research Assistant Fellowship
2019 UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network Scholarship
2019 2nd Place in the Northeast Regional AIChE Conference Poster Competition
Spring 2019 Commonwealth Honors College Research Assistant Fellowship