Isabella Lopez


I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. In May 2023, I earned a bachelor's in science degree from the University of Miami, triple majoring in Biochemistry, Applied Physics, and Microbiology/Immunology. Currently, I am in the National Institute of Health postbaccalaureate research education program (NIH PREP) at the Duke University School of Medicine. I joined the Truskey Lab in August 2023 and am studying progeria therapies using the group's tissue engineered blood vessels (TEBVs). My goal is to ultimately pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering, focusing on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and biomaterials. I am also passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biomedical field and research community. I published a perspective paper in ACS Nano titled "Turning the Tide for Academic Women in STEM: A Postpandemic Vision for Supporting Female Scientists" writing about recommendations for supporting women scientists in STEM.

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