Becky receives BMES Award

Rebecca WachsBecky Wachs was recognized with a competitive 2014 BME Innovation and Career Development Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). The award covers registration and a travel allowance for the BMES annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in October.

Becky is a new postdoc in the Schmidt Lab. She received her Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mechanical Engineering. She worked at Ziess for several years before returning to continue her education. In 2013, she received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her thesis research investigated the role spinal muscles play in intervertebral disc degeneration. While at RPI, she was a finalist for the Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Prize for innovation, and she was awarded the AAUW Dissertation Fellowship. For the past year, Becky worked at RTI Surgical, Inc. developing and characterizing novel soft tissue biologics for regenerative medicine. She has been with the Schmidt Lab since July of 2014.

Congratulations Becky!

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