Five students from the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering have received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or math fields who have been recognized by the National Science Foundation.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellows program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. Fellows receive three years of financial support in the form of an annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees paid to the institution. They have opportunities for international research and professional development and have the freedom to conduct their own research.
The 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows from Hopkins BME are:
Alexis Lowe is a PhD candidate who researches the materials and methods that interface the human nervous system with bioelectronic devices. Her current work focuses on implantable electrode design for peripheral nerve interfaces.
Eszter Mihaly studies skeletal muscle regeneration as a biomedical PhD student in the Grayson Lab for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering.
Shivani Pandey is an undergraduate senior studying biomedical engineering.
Christopher Shallal is an undergraduate student in biomedical engineering. His research interests include prosthetic technology, soft robotics, and neural devices.
Claire Zurn is a biomedical engineering PhD candidate who studies neurology and systems and controls modeling.