BME students named Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

May 12, 2021

Congratulations to BME rising juniors Claire Allison and Makeda Melkie, who have been selected as Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars for 2021-2023. Both candidates were selected on the basis of their outstanding academic records, their clear research proposals, and the support of their faculty mentors. 


Claire, who is mentored by Dr. Vesna Zderic, will study, “Ultrasound Induced Localized Hyperthermia to Trigger Chemotherapeutic Drug Release from Heat Sensitive Liposomes for Treatment of Retinoblastoma.” Makeda will study “Creating a Model for Heart Failure Preserved Heart Ejection (HFpEF) in Rodents through Systematic Dietary Plans” with her mentor, Dr. Matthew Kay.