Current Status: GRAD
Graduate Department: Biomedical Engineering
Previous Education: BS in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Physiology, Michigan State University;
Advisor(s): Andres Garcia, PhD;
Hometown: Troy, MI
When I have free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and visiting friends and family, both near and fall. I also enjoy college sports (Go Green!), cooking, and eating.
Infection Resistant Hydrogels for Bone Repair
Biomaterials play an important role in assisting in the bone healing process. When these materials are infected with bacteria, they are no longer capable of aiding in the bone regenerative and need to be surgically removed. My project focuses on engineering implants to be resistant to bacterial infection by incorporating bacteria specific viruses called bacteriophages. The ultimate goal is to develop a material that can fight infection and regenerate bone.
Leadership in MD/PhD Program: Student Association member