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Talaial Alina

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2020
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2022

BS Chemical Engineering ’20, Honors

Drexel Faculty Mentors: Kara Spiller, Maureen Tang

Talaial studied Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biological Engineering at Drexel. Talaial first began his research experience in STAR investigating the production of hydrogen peroxide in various medium and plasma regimes under the guidance of Dr. Abraham Lin and Dr. Vandana Miller at the C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute. His interest in research eventually led him to co-op at Janssen Pharmaceuticals where he explored novel protein purification devices and techniques for new antibodies in development. This experience led him to pursue a interdisciplinary Senior Thesis with Dr. Kara Spiller in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems where he explored the novel application of biotin and avidin binding to crosslink gelatin hydrogels. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He hopes to familiarize himself with biomaterials that focus on drug delivery so that he can one day work in tissue engineering startups.

Last updated: April 2022