ANA MARIA PORRAS
engineering in vitro disease models to study host-microbe interactions
I am a biomedical engineer with experience in both tissue engineering and the human gut microbiome. Leveraging my unique training, I am developing biomaterials-based models of disease to study how beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms regulate human health. I am also passionate about implementing inclusive strategies to train and support the next generation of STEM professionals. You can often find me engaging with the public in the U.S. and Latin America using my crocheted microbes.
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