Marian Ackun-Farmmer, PhD

University of Maryland


Marian Ackun-Farmmer, PhD graduated from George Washington University in 2012 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She then joined a three (3) year rotational employment program as a Quality Development Associate at Baxter International. During that time, Marian rotated in various quality assurance roles at the Mississippi, North Carolina, and Indiana manufacturing facilities. She earned her Masters degree in 2017 at the University of Rochester in the Biomedical Engineering department and joined the lab of Danielle S.W. Benoit, PhD to pursue her PhD. Marian’s thesis work focused on developing drug delivery systems to improve acute myeloid leukemia treatments. During her PhD, Marian gained an appreciation for the interactions between immune system and biomaterials, which motivated her decision to join the Jewell lab for postdoctoral training.