First-person accounts of the BioE student experience
Vaishnavi Dhawan is a B.S./M.S. student in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue her education in graduate school. Read more to learn how the cohort nature of bioengineering put her on a more positive trajectory.
Dr. Herbert Sauro is an associate professor of UW Bioengineering and director of the Center of Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. He also teaches a core course on biological control systems in the undergraduate bioengineering curriculum. Read more to learn about how he took an unusual route to academia by following his passion for combining computational modeling and biology.
Dr. Wendy Thomas is a professor in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Read more to learn about the challenges she faced through her journey to parenthood.
Alexis Fleming is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering and wants to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about her favorite memory from BioE, and her experience finding a community at UW as an out-of-state student.
Dr. Alyssa Taylor is a senior lecturer in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Read more to learn how she dealt with the emotional toll of losing her father during graduate school.
Alex Ochs is a first year PhD student. Read more to learn about how he found his passion for biology and human health, despite facing challenges coming to BioE with a background in mechanics gained during his Master’s studies, and how he finds work-life balance at school.
Ankita Joshi is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering and wants to apply to medical schools after graduation. Read more to learn how the cohort nature of bioengineering served as her turning point in college.
Jonathan Mene is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering, and is applying to Ph.D. programs in immunology and bioengineering. Read more to learn about how he overcame challenges in school to give back to the UW community by increasing mental health resources on campus.
After wrapping up the second year of the Humans of UW Bioengineering blog, recent B.S. grads Vanessa Nguyen and Samantha Sun reflect on their motivation to become involved in the project and how they found inspiration in working with their fellow students to share their stories.
Senior Timothy Bi, part of the Daggett lab, talks about his experience in UW BioE and UW Academy. He sees med school in his future, but is planning to work for a few years and figure out his next steps.