During my undergraduate education, I pursued my degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomechanics and a materials science minor at the University of Michigan. I was a research assistant in the Biomedical Manufacturing and Design Lab under Professor Albert Shih on the testing of coronary atherectomy and angioplasty devices. Following this, I had two internships at Fort Wayne Metals where I worked as a R&D engineer on various metallic coatings for localized drug activation. This prompted my interests in the biotech / pharma industries where I was then a Plant Engineering intern at Boehringer Ingelheim and most recently a Formulation Intern at Eli Lilly. Now I am pursuing my Masters in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials and regenerative medicine where I am currently working on computational modeling of cardiac microtissues.
I’m interested in the material characterization of in-vitro tissue-engineering scaffolds and biomaterials for use in drug-delivery.