Hannah Vaughn
Hannah Vaughn PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University
Duke University, 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering

“At Duke, I pursued the NAE Grand Challenge of Designing Better Medicines. With the support of the Grand Challenge Scholar's Program, I worked in Dr. George Truskey's lab to help develop tissue engineered blood vessels as disease modeling and drug testing platforms. I also studied abroad in Copenhagen and was immersed in the global pharmaceutical industry, touring European labs and facilities. The GCSP provided support to contextualize my research project and pursue projects that can have a global impact and move the field forward. Because of this experience, I decided to pursue translational biomedical engineering research at Johns Hopkins as a PhD student in Dr. Jordan Green's lab working on gene therapy and drug delivery for cancer.”