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Three Hopkins BME affiliates awarded NSF Fellowships

June 17, 2024
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Two recent graduates and one current student from the biomedical engineering department at Johns Hopkins University have earned prestigious fellowships through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This program recognizes outstanding graduate student researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, providing approximately 2,000 awardees with three years of financial support.

The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the highly competitive NSF GFRP receives more than 13, 000 applications from across the country each year. Chosen for their high potential for future academic and professional success.


The 2024 awardees from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering are:

Anthony Han – Han, who earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering this past May, will be headed to Stanford University in the fall to pursue a PhD in materials science and engineering. At Hopkins, Han worked in the lab of Joshua Doloff, developing a drug delivery system for orthotopic colorectal cancer models. His future research interests relate to biomaterials tailored to regenerative medicine applications.

Ana Rosu – Rosu is a 2024 graduate of the Hopkins BME master’s program who will pursue a PhD through The Pat and Ian Cook Doctoral Program in Cancer Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center starting in the fall. At Hopkins, Rosu worked in the lab of Jeff Bulte, studying the use of stem cells for improving delivery of cancer imaging and therapeutic agents. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, she will continue pursuing cancer research, focusing on the development of novel imaging and therapeutic (theranostic) agents for colon/prostate cancers.

Justin Tso – Tso is a second-year Hopkins BME PhD student with a research focus on creating digital twins for congenital and inherited heart diseases to treat arrhythmias. He is conducting his graduate studies in the lab of Natalia Trayanova. After graduation, Tso plans to pursue a career in industry.

Udit Gupta, an incoming Hopkins BME PhD student who will start in the program this fall, also received an NSF Fellowship. Gupta recently completed his undergraduate degree in bioengineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Maryland.

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