Joined Lab: Fall 2016
Project: Development of a fully implantable glucose biosensor
Description about project:
This project aims to create a fully implantable glucose biosensor, approximately the size of a grain of rice, for continuous blood sugar monitoring. This biosensor consists of a free solution FRET-based, competitive binding assay for glucose detection that is dependent on changes in fluorescence intensity. This assay is then encapsulated within a small hollow hydrogel rod with a mesh-like membrane developed by Dr. Melissa Grunlan’s biomaterials laboratory at Texas A&M. This project also focuses on designing and building a wearable detector to transmit the data to a smartphone.
Previous Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Future Career Goals: Working in the nonprofit sector and with science communication.
Other Hobbies and Interests: Crafting of any kind, planning events, and reading.