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Olivia Ngo

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NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2019
IIE-GIRE Fellow, 2019

PhD candidate Biomedical Engineering

Drexel faculty mentors: Peter Lewin, Kara Spiller

Olivia Ngo is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems under the primary advisement of Dr. Peter A. Lewin and co-advised by Dr. Kara Spiller. Her thesis research and funded NIH F31 proposal is to determine the role of macrophage phenotype as the biological mechanism of therapeutic low-intensity (<100mW/cm2), low-frequency (20kHz) ultrasound mediated healing that has been shown to significantly accelerate chronic wound closure in pilot clinical studies. Through the NSF funded IIE-GIRE, she hopes to take her skill set in biological mechanism elucidation to the University of Glasgow to Dr. Margaret Lucas' ultrasonics research group and gain additional skill sets in finite element modeling of ultrasonic devices. Upon completion of her NIH F31 training program and IIE-GIRE, Olivia plans to pursue a career dedicated to developing engineering solutions for medical treatment and diversifying the biomedical engineering field as a faculty in academia.

Last updated: July 2019