I just started my 2nd year of my biomedical engineering Ph.D. and am currently working on 2 projects for Dr. Gale in collaboration with Dr. Jay Agarwal. The vascular coupler device is an alternative to hand sutures for arterial anastomosis. The coupler utilizes a backpack type clip to allow surgeons to quickly connect two ends of a severed artery or vein back together. I’m also working on a nerve conduit device for use in peripheral nerve repair and regeneration. The conduit provides structure as well as a system for drug delivery during axon regeneration after injury.
Research: Vascular Coupling Device and Nerve Conduit device