|Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins NIH Fellowship
Maria Coronel, a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) doctoral fellowship.
Maria's research aims to improve the survival rate of tissue engineering constructs. Her work focuses on improving oxygen supply upon implantation, developing bioactive surfaces to provide constructs with biological cues that mimic the angiogenic mechanism that occurs naturally, and speeding up the revascularization process.
This highly-competitive award provides a four year stipend, travel allowance, and partial tuition coverage for eligible applicants in health-related biomedical and behavioral research areas.
Maria's departmental mentor, Dr. Cherie Stabler noted that, "I am exceptionally proud of Maria's accomplishment in securing this award. She scored in the highest percentile of the applicants and most certainly deserves this recognition."
Upon learning of Maria's award, Dean James M. Tien expressed both gratitude for Dr. Stabler's mentoring of this exceptional student and pride in the exceptional caliber of the College's graduate students overall.