I was attracted to attend UB’s CBE department because of the broad range of bio-engineering research here. From the start, I have found the professors to be extremely dedicated to helping students.
“I enjoy my research in Professor Sriram Neelamegham’s lab. I am working on trying to understand the structural changes induced by fluid shear in a blood protein called Von Willebrand Factor (VWF). These changes mediate platelet recruitment at vascular injury sites and abnormalities leading to bleeding disorders, like Von Willebrand Disease and other cardiovascular diseases, like stroke and myocardial infarction.
I have had the opportunity to be a teaching and research assistant at UB. My research experience here has been extremely rewarding. I recently received the prestigious American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship. I also had the opportunity to present my work at two Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conferences. It was well received and I was awarded the Graduate Student Award at the 2010 BMES meeting.
“In addition to presenting and publishing, I was Graduate Student Association Secretary last year. Details about my work are available at my student webpage.”