Industrial and Bio-Engineering, PhD student
Janae is a PhD student in Industrial and Bio-Engineering.
Research Interests: Her research interests focus on tissue engineering and biomaterials, and her current research examines the development of an injectable material as a template for intervertebral disc degeneration.
Campus Involvement: She is a graduate mentor for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) EXPRESS Program and serves on the Student Inclusivity Board in the College of Engineering. She also serves on the planning committee for the Diverse Engineering Professionals Conference at Mizzou.
Funding/ Fellowships: IMSD Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, GEM Fellowship
Awards: Celebration of Women in Engineering, Undergraduate Research Top Presenter at the American Physical Society, 1st place award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research at Mizzou’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum
Future Plans: Her career goals after earning her PhD include conducting research in a national lab or researching and designing biomaterials in industry.
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