Rafael Ramos

Rafael Ramos

Rafael Ramos


Education:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.;
Syracuse University, M.S.
Year in Program: M2

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

Biomaterials, Additive Manufacturing, Tissue Engineering, Bone Physiology


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)
  • 4th Place at 6th Annual Syracuse University Engineering Undergraduate Symposium (08/2015)
  • Honorable mention at 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at RPI (04/2014)
  • RPI Rensselaer Leadership Award (08/2012)


  • Park, Seong Yeon, Jiseul Chun, Jong Yeob Jeon, Pyung Cheon Lee, Yongtaek Hwang, Bo Geun Song, Ramos Rafael, Chang Y. Ryu, and Bun Yeoul Lee. "Branched poly (1, 4‐butylene carbonate‐co‐terephthalate) s: LDPE‐like semicrystalline thermoplastics." Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 53, no. 7 (2015): 914-923.
  • Suvarnapathaki, Sanika, Ramos Rafael, Sawyer Stephen W, McLoughlin Shannon, Ramos Andrew, Venn Sarah, and Soman Pranav. “Generating of cell-laden hydrogel microspheres using 3D printing-enabled microfluidics.” Journal of Materials Research (2018). [Accepted]
  • Winston Tackla, Suddhapas Kantaphon, Wang Chenyan, Ramos Rafael, Soman Pranav, Ma Zhen. “Serum-Free Manufacturing Mesenchymal Stem Cell Tissue Rings Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Biofabrication IOP (2018) [In preparation]
  • Ramos, Rafael, et al. "Measuring Changes in Electrical Impedance During Cell-Mediated Mineralization." Bioelectricity (2019).


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.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Troy NY, April 2016.
  • Syracuse University Summer 2016 REU Undergraduate Research Poster Session
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Troy NY, April 2014.