Rafael Ramos


Education:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.; Syracuse University, M.S.
Year in Program: G3
Mentor: Howard Matthew, PhD, Biomedical Engineering

Wayne State University / WSUSOM MD-PhD program

PhD Biomedical Engineering

PhD Candidate 

Personal Interests

Born in the United States and raised in Mexico, an engineer by training trying to find a medical niche.
Student Involvement 2019:
Vice President - Latino Medical Student Association/Amigos Medicos
WSU SOM First Aid First - Logistics and Research Co-coordinator
Detroit vs. Addiction - Research Coordinator

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Research Interests

Biomaterial Design and Characterization

Additive Manufacturing, Soft Material applications

Tissue Engineering, Lab-on-a-Chip

Liver Tissue Engineering

Vascular Tissue Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • WSU SOM 2019 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (05/2019)
  • Sandberg Travel Award, 2019 Medical Student Research Symposium (01/2019)
  • 1st Place Basic Science Category 2019 Medical Student Research Symposium (01/2019)
  • SU Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant (04/2017)
  • Graduate Merit Scholarship, Syracuse University (08/2016)
  • SU Graduate Engineering Dean’s Discretionary Scholarship (08/2016)

Other Information

Conferences Attended: 

  • Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting 2017 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Syracuse Biomaterials Institute 2017 Stevenson Biomaterials Lecture and Research Poster Session. March 2017.

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