KENNETH DE JESUS-MORALES

Graduate Student

BME - Georgia Tech/Emory

Biography

I am currently a graduate student in the Davis lab. Being originally from Puerto Rico the "isla del encanto”, I completed my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. As an undergraduate, I performed research in the areas of Bioinformatics and Microfluidics for the development of therapies that could assist biomedical diseases. I also conducted summer internships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Emory University. My current work focuses in optimizing a bio printed aortic heart valve model capable of regenerate and repair for the pediatric population. I also had the privilege of serving as the monthly series leader for the Smart Heart outreach in order to educate the pediatric community about heart function and disease at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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