"What I like the most is the opportunity to work on our design project as if we were working in industry . . . to experience how it is going to be when we start working, both technically and collaboratively. Moreover, it has helped me develop my skills and I feel ready and comfortable to enter the workforce." Read more about Vanessa Cabral Martins, M.Eng. Student
Building Organoids to Combat Cancer
Shivem Shah is one of a new generation of scientists who are developing therapies that will modulate the immune system to combat disease. They are called immunoengineers. A fourth-year biomedical engineering PhD Student, Shah first became interested in biomedical engineering because of the opportunity to create therapies for diseases with inadequate treatments. He is specifically drawn to immunoengineering for its potential to treat and possibly even cure diseases with poor prognosis, such as cancer.
"My research looks at the biological and physical factors which regulate the spread of cancer throughout the body. Specifically, I am interested in how cancer cells generate forces to help squeeze their nucleus through tight spaces in biological tissues." Read more about Jeremy Keys, Ph.D. Student
"I really appreciate the breadth of research in the BME department. Last semester I took three great classes: Principles of Drug Delivery (w/ Dr. Putnam), Stem Cell Engineering (w/ Dr. Cosgrove), and Immuno-engineering (w/ Dr. Singh)." Read more about Sochima Bishop, M.Eng. Student