"I’m developing vaccines that better mimic pathogens and can activate the memory of the immune system as if it was the real thing, derived from harmless bacteria. These types of vaccines are very versatile, safe, and easy to produce. My particular project focuses on combining different immune activators on one molecule to enhance the immune response." Read more about Mariela Rivera-De Jesús
Alumni Spotlight: Gaurang Dimri, M.Eng. 2016
Gaurang Dimri completed his B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University at Buffalo in 2015 followed by his M.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Cornell University in 2016. While at Cornell, Gaurang was a graduate assistant for the OADI Research Scholars Program as well as a co-founder of a student start-up focused on the development of a medical device for bacterial detection.
After graduating, Dimri started his first position at Medtronic as a systems engineer working on a surgical robot for minimally invasive surgeries. The skills and experiences fostered at Cornell were critical for his first role as they helped in reducing the learning curve for such a complex and integrated medical device. His main role focused on developing the system testing methodologies for the verification and validation efforts. During this time, Dimri was also a co-sponsor/advisor for a BME M.Eng. project alongside a surgeon at Guthrie Hospital.
After working at Medtronic for two years, Dimri started a position as a design quality assurance engineer at Zoll Medical focused on resuscitation and acute critical care solutions. Here, he focuses on the validation efforts of all products in the Zoll portfolio to ensure the highest quality for clinicians, EMS, and fire professionals. Dimri hopes to continue his growth within systems/testing for medical devices and continue to develop his technical and professional skills as a young engineer.