BS/MS Biomedical Engineering '15, Honors
Drexel faculty mentor: Steven Kurtz
Alex Sevit first became interested in biomedical research when he began a co-op position at Drexel’s Implant Research Center under Prof. Steven Kurtz. There, he helped initiate a multi-center cardiac pacing lead retrieval program that characterizes the biodegradation of the wires that connect the pulse generator of the pacemaker to the heart wall. Alex presented his research at the 2013 annual meetings of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society for Biomaterials. His research has since shifted towards development of a novel antibacterial coating on the surface of orthopedic implants to prevent infection. After Drexel, Alex went on to pursue a Master's in Bioengineering at Stanford University.
Watch this video interview with Alex about his Goldwater and Whitaker application experiences!