Andrea N. Plaza-Castro

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Andrea is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey majoring in Biology. She is originally from Ponce but now considers herself from Cayey as well. This summer she is working in Dr. Guvendiren’s Lab. In the future she wants to conduct biomedical research involving stem cells and regeneration in hopes of […]

Evan Morris

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Evan Morris is a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working in Dr. Nathaniel Huebsch’s lab, studying biomaterials and tissue engineering. Evan will be assisting in understanding how mechanical cues within cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix contacts affect heart development and tissue fate, thus expanding possibilities for […]

Sabrina Shafi

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Sabrina is a rising senior at The City College of New York studying biomedical engineering. She is working in Dr. Amit Pathak’s lab, where she is analyzing collective cell migration using computational modeling. Sabrina plans to attend graduate school to pursue research in tissue engineering.   Research Abstract: Modeling fibroblast-led collective invasion of carcinoma cells […]

Harold Treminio

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Harold Treminio is a junior undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Psychology. He is from Herndon, Virginia and is conducting research in Dr. Dennis Discher’s lab.   Research Abstract: Gene Scaling of ACTA2 and COL1A1 in Predicting Survival of Patients with Female Gynecological Cancers Cancer is responsible for one […]

Christian Tessman

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Christian Tessman is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This summer he is working with Dr. Murat Guvendiren’s lab to determine how surface patterning on hydrogel scaffolds affects the shape and alignment of cells cultured on hydrogel culture platforms. Christian plans to pursue a graduate degree […]

Joenid Colón-Mateo

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Joenid Colón-Mateo is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, majoring in Biology. She is collaborating in Dr. Murat Guvendiren’s lab, which studies the stem cells response to hydrogels with spatiotemporal properties. After graduating, Joenid plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering.   Research Abstract: Patterning Surfaces for Inducing Cardiomyocyte […]

Kathryn Driscoll

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Katie Driscoll is a rising junior at Rowan University studying Biomedical Engineering with minors in Arabic, History, and Chemistry, and concentrations in the Honors College and Global Health. She (clearly) has a lot of interests and isn’t sure what she wants to do in the future but will likely be in school for a very […]

Katherine Kerr

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Katherine Kerr is a rising junior at Purdue University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is working in Dr. Paul Janmey’s lab, measuring the shear rheology of soft biomaterials.   Research Abstract: Viscoelastic Properties of Tofu as a Phantom for Liver Disease Diagnosis Liver disease is the cause of approximately two million deaths globally each year. […]

Lily Murchison

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Lily Murchison is a Junior studying Engineering in a 3/2 program at Scripps College in Claremont, California. This summer Lily is a part of Dr. Ram Dixit’s lab and is investigating the causes of twisted growth as a result of the spiral1-3 and kclr1 twisted mutants in Arabidopsis. More specifically Lily will be analyzing how […]

David Reynolds

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

David Reynolds is a rising senior currently studying mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. He is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Amit Pathak’s lab, utilizing computational models to investigate cell migration both under noninvasive and invasive states. After earning his bachelor’s degree, David plans to pursue a PhD in bioengineering.   Research Abstract: Modeling fibroblast-led […]