Alumni Stories

  • A high-tech remedy to make learning medicine more efficient

    Keeping up with the dense material and rapid pace of their gross anatomy course was a test in determination that pushed med school lab partners Shiv Gaglani and Ryan Haynes to their limits.

  • From diamonds to data, this multi-faceted researcher is always learning something new

    With the U.S. unemployment rate hovering near historic lows, for many, finding a job has never been easier. But landing the right job—one that provides the best fit for a jobseeker’s skills, needs, and personality—is often maddeningly difficult.

  • Making biomedical science fiction a reality

    Beth Shields distinctly remembers the first time she watched the scene at the end of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where Luke Skywalker is outfitted with a prosthetic hand.

  • Cooking up innovations to transform commercial kitchens

    Kevin Ma’s parents immigrated to the U.S. with little more than the clothes on their backs, fleeing the terrifying violence caused by the Vietnam War.

  • A conversation with Biospectal CEO Eliott Jones, A.B. ’88
    A seasoned entrepreneur, Jones is currently running a company on a mission to tackle the global hypertension epidemic by using software algorithms to turn a user’s smartphone camera into a blood pressure monitor.