Women in BME: Kelly Crumley

Biomedical Engineering, BA Alumnus “I’ve been fortunate to have had opportunities to experience multiple aspects of BME already in my educational career. During my undergraduate studies, I helped to develop microporous scaffolds seeded with pancreatic progenitor cells, with the goal of restoring pancreatic function in persons with type-1 diabetes; analyzed cellular processes and potential therapies related to…

Women in BME: Giovana Guimaraes

Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Student “In my first two years at the University of Michigan, I have spearheaded two projects in the biomedical industry. To begin, I conducted a pilot for an actigraphy device called GENEActiv as part of my research at the Institute of Social Research. I was in charge of organizing and planning the…

Women in BME: Katrina Yeomans

Biomedical Engineering Alumnus and Lab Assistant “During my time at the University of Michigan, I’ve been a part of the Neuromodulation Lab, led by Dr. Scott Lempka, where I investigated the mechanisms of action behind spinal cord stimulation to design stimulation paradigms that will improve treatment for chronic pain. I’ve also served as a Clinical…

Women in BME: Alyse Krausz

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate “My goal as a biomedical engineer is to develop portable, diagnostic tests so that medical professionals may accurately assess patients in hospitals, in the field, and all locations in between. I am currently developing a hand-held device designed to speed up a blood test for brain injuries, allowing doctors to accurately…

Women in BME: Elizabeth Bottorff

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Pre-Candidate “My work focuses on neural engineering approaches to treat female sexual dysfunction. Neural engineering is a rapidly growing subdiscipline within biomedical engineering and my research focuses on neuromodulation. Neuromodulation, in short, is controlled delivery of electrical stimulation to nerve targets. It has an amazing potential to treat disorders and diseases historically…

Women in BME: Sam Rondeau

Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Student “My first semester at Michigan, I joined Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives (M-HEAL). During spring break 2018, I took a needs assessment trip to the Peruvian Amazon with a group of students within M-HEAL. We toured medical clinics, visited local homes, and studied their systematic healthcare challenges. After conversing with…

Women in BME: Maha Khan

Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Student “Last summer I took a trip to Northern Pakistan and I started working on my non-profit, “FEMLabs” there in conjunction with CDRS. While I was there, I was working on developing a pilot program to launch in secondary schools. These pilot programs include introduction to working with micro-controllers, coding, designing basic…

Women in BME: Carolina Chung

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Pre-Candidate  “I’m currently conducting research on antibiotic resistance and how we can leverage drug data to design optimal treatments. Specifically, I am developing a machine learning algorithm that can identify promising antibiotic combinations that are predicted to be effective against resistant bacteria. After completing my degree, I plan to continue implementing computational…

Alumni Snapshot: Kevin Jiang

Education and Research Staff in the UofM College of Engineering  Hobbies: I enjoy baking bread and pastries and cooking new foods. When the weather is warmer, I enjoy cycling around Ann Arbor. • • • Advice for current students: Your undergraduate experience is an understandably busy time. Take some time to pause. What do you…

Alumni Snapshot: Eric Waselewski

Resident in Internal Medicine Department at Michigan Medicine  Hobbies: My hobbies include running, weight training, reading, sneakers, and hanging out with my friends. • • • Advice for current students: One of the greatest things about being a student is how much choice and freedom you have with your time. Once you finish undergrad, part…