A Glimpse of Pitt BMES
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Welcome to Pitt Biomedical Engineering Society!
Take a look around our website and keep up to date with our events by following our social media outlets at the top of the page. We hope our students are studying hard this fall semester. Check out our calendar to see all the fun events we have planned!
— Jake Meadows and Kenzie Sicke, Webmasters
Tyler is a senior Bioengineering student on the Medical Product Engineering track. He has done research with 3D printed prosthetics through UPMC and also with stroke rehabilitation devices while in Israel. He has studied abroad in Singapore and co-oped at Philips Respironics. Tyler enjoys traveling, watching football, and being outdoors.
Hannah is a senior bioengineering student pursuing the cellular engineering track. She performed research in a regenerative medicine lab for 2 years and recently transitioned into a cancer lab. She also has co-oped as a Human Factors engineer at ZOLL LifeVest. Hannah is a hardcore foodie who loves cooking, gardening, and also music. During her adult life, she hopes to try her hand at baking fancy breads.
Max is a 5th year senior coming back from designing heart monitoring equipment in California. He enjoys volunteering as a ski patroller and is currently applying to medical school. As a self-proclaimed granola bar, Max brews his own kombucha and enjoys biking around Oakland.
Kate is a senior Bioengineering student pursuing a concentration in Cellular Engineering. She currently does research in the Systems Neuroscience Center under Dr. Kolarcik focusing on the neural circuitry of ALS. After graduation, Kate hopes to pursue a career in modernizing public health and health care policy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going on hikes, and bandwagon-ing onto the nearest available sports team. Go Pens!
Marlo is a senior on the cellular engineering track going into biotech industry after graduation. She has worked as an R&D intern at Orasure Technologies, as an Operational Excellence intern at Cook Myosite, and as a Chemical/Bioengineering intern at Illumina. She loves to travel, hike, and cook. As the mentorship chair, she loves talking to students, so feel free to reach out!
Jake is a senior Bioengineering student minoring in chemistry and concentrating in medical product engineering. He just finished co-op at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories as a design engineer. He enjoys photography, puns, and technology.
Claire is a junior on the MPE track, and hopes to work in industry after graduation. She does research at the Human Movement and Balance Lab as well as tutors at the MAC, and is excited to begin a co-op at MSA in the spring. She likes to cook, listen to music, watch movies, and explore Pittsburgh. She's looking forward to a great year!
Dani is a junior on the cellular track. She's done research studying the biomechanics of glaucoma and vascular stent alternatives in Dr. Vande Geest’s lab and inflammation caused by implanted neural electrodes in Dr. Cui’s lab. She loves playing volleyball and just being social in general! When she graduates she's taking a gap year before med school to become a paramedic and is hoping to eventually end up in pediatric emergency medicine or trauma surgery. She's super excited to plan some fun social events and loves hearing new ideas!
Robert is a junior bioengineering student studying on the Cellular Engineering track and minoring in chemistry. He is currently researching thymus transplantations at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He also volunteers at UPMC Presbyterian in the ER and OR, and he teaches elementary and middle school students STEAM focused lessons. Robert enjoys piano, running, lifting, movies, and musicals. After graduation, Robert plans to attend medical school.
Kenzie is a senior on the Cellullar Engineering track. She researches under Dr. Bryan Brown on polypropylene mesh implants, runs training sessions in the BioE makerspace, and loves to teach. After graduation she plans to work or do a Masters abroad before attending med school. Her favorite things to do are play IM soccer, make Spotify playlists, and explore parks and coffee shops.
Noah is a sophomore bioengineer student concentrating in Bioimaging and Signals with a minor in neuroscience. He has done research on traumatic brain injury and neurogenesis. After graduation he plans to attend medical school and go into neurlogy. He loves playing soccer (with BMES' legendary intramural team), hiking, and listening to music.
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