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Claudia Gutierrez

Claudia Gutierrez

Whitaker International Fellow to Switzerland 2012-13

Biomedical Engineering BS/MS, 2015

Drexel faculty mentors: Fred Allen, Alisa Morss Clyne, Karen Nulton, Banu Onaral, Adrian Shieh, Kara Spiller

Claudia will be working as a research assistant in the Laboratory of Lymphatic and Cancer Bioengineering under Dr. Melody Swartz at the internationally recognized École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne. It was during her coop at the medical device company Rex Medical that Claudia first experienced the importance of international and cross-cultural communication in research: She traveled to Argentina and Chile with a team of physicians and engineers, and being fluent in Spanish was able to translate between Rex Medical and interventional neuro-radiologists during pre-clinical trials of a novel device.

Claudia participated in the STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Program at Drexel’s Vascular Kinetics Laboratory (PI: Dr. Alisa Morss Clyne) and plans to pursue an MD/PhD with the PhD in Biomedical Engineering after graduating from Drexel.

Watch Claudia's interview with the Drexel Fellowships Office, where she shares insights about her application experience and time abroad as a Whitaker Undergraduate Scholar.