2017 Alumnae of the CMTI program, Margaret Ferrari, recently joined the Jacot Lab for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine within the Bioengineering Department at the University of Colorado. Meggie was a an integral member of the Cardiovascular group in 2017 that worked on a customized retraction device used in heart surgery. We wish Meggie well in her new endeavors in the PhD program at the University of Colorado! We look forward to seeing her at the Annual BMES meeting to hear about her research project! Here are a few comments from Meggie after she joined the PhD program at the University of Colorado.
“While in the CMTI, I was able to discuss and collaborate with people in the clinic, industry, and academia in order to identify which path I would pursue to ultimately have an impact in the medical field. My observations of cardiac and vascular surgeries at URMC has already proven helpful in my PhD endeavors. I will be working with two pediatric cardiologists on a tissue engineered vascular graft for congenital heart defect repair and I am confident in my ability to discuss the surgical setting and cardiac anatomy. I know my experience in the CMTI will only help me as I continue pursuing a PhD in pediatric cardiology.”