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Student Profile: Karissa Barbarevech
PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering

Meet Karissa Barbarevech, a PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering. Learn how Karissa found a supportive and collaborative environment to pursue life saving & life enhancing research.

Learn more about our PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering today.

Home town/city and country

Scranton, PA

Why did you choose to attend Drexel and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems?

I started at Drexel Medical School and they made transferring easy and convenient. Many people assisted me and were extremely accommodating on my journey.

What do you like most about the graduate program in Biomed?

I like the group effort to get things done. With medical school, it felt more like I was on my own. Here, I have a support system of other students as well as my PI working with me and for me to achieve my goals.

What is your area of research?

My research is in the electronics side of using ultrasound in chronic wound healing. I work to optimize the devices used in delivering ultrasound to the patients.

If you have worked in industry, academia, or the government sector prior coming to Drexel, where did you work and what were your job duties?

I worked as a programmer in a research lab at GCSOM. My job was to create code to analyze and score the accuracy of protein binding sites as predicted by computer models.

What are your plans beyond graduation?

Beyond graduation, I plan to work in industry. Initially, my plan was to work with prosthetics. I am, however, gaining an interest in my current field of study and may end up working more with ultrasound in the future.


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