A biotechnology predoctoral training grant from the NIH National Institute for General Medical Science pays stipend, tuition and fees for nine predoctoral fellows, with the Duke Graduate School contributing a tenth fellowship for a non-US citizen.
Connor earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 2017. He is a PhD student in Dr. Yiyang Gong’s Lab.
Ellery received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami in 2018. She is a PhD student studying cardiovascular disease in Dr. George Truskey's lab.
Rachel graduated with her B.S. in Biological Engineering and a minor in Philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. She is a BME PhD student in Dr. Jennifer West’s lab studying biomaterials for vascularized tumor/macrophage models.
David earned his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas. He spent two years working with a Texas-based start-up company before joining the Chilkoti Group as a PhD Student.
Evan graduated with his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University in 2017, followed by his M.S. in Biochemical Engineering in 2018 at Villanova. He is currently a PhD student in the Segura Lab, studying methods for gene therapy from hydrogel scaffolds.
Shaun earned a BA (Honors) in Engineering, with a specialization in Bioengineering, from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2014. He started his MD/PhD training at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, in 2015 and is currently pursing his PhD in Xiling Shen’s Lab.
Jeff earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013. He then worked for Dolomite Microfluidics from 2014-2016. There he focused on the development and commerclization of droplet microfluidic systems for applications in single cell analysis and drug delivery. He is a Mechanical Engineering PhD student in Benjamin Yellen’s Lab
Madeleine earned her BS in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. She is a PhD student in Charlie Gersbach’s lab working on developing CRISPR treatments for monogenic diseases.
Arnold earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. He is a PhD student in Brenton Hoffman’s Lab.