I joined RPI in the fall of 2012 after obtaining my B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Aside from research, I enjoy tutoring and staying active.
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2012)
I am co-advised by Prof. Jonathan S. Dordick and Prof. Peter M. Tessier. My research is focused on development of a high-throughput platform for in vitro safety and efficacy screening of drugs on human stem cells and their differentiated progeny in three-dimensional microenvironments.
Luciana Meli, Helder S.C. Barbosa, Anne Marie Hickey, Leyla Gasimli, Gregory Nierode, Maria Margarida Diogo, Robert J. Linhardt, Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Jonathan S. Dordick (2014) “Three-dimensional Cellular Microarray Platform for Human Neural Stem Cell Differentiation and Toxicology,” Stem Cell Research, 13, 36-47
Awards & Honors
- SYIS Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2015 World Congress 2nd Place Poster (Fall 2015)
- RPI School of Science Best Biomedical Research Photo (Spring 2015)
- Howard Isermann Fellowship Award, RPI (Fall 2012)
- UROP Individual Research Grant Award, CU-Boulder (Fall 2011)