Bioengineering allows me to use my understanding of the body's normal physiology and cell biology to work towards the development of new therapuetics.
Louis Born is a Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate at UMD, a member of Steven Jay’s Biotherapeutic Development and Delivery Laboratory, and a Clark Doctoral Fellow.
The Clark Doctoral Fellows Program supports the research of 30 first-year Ph.D. students in the A. James Clark School annually. Students receive mentorship by a Clark School faculty member, as well as professional development opportunities including networking receptions and seminars across the country.
Louis also studied bioengineering as an undergraduate student at UMD.
“Bioengineering allows me to use my understanding of the body’s normal physiology and cell biology to work towards the development of new therapeutics,” Louis explained. He cites UMD’s “collaborative environment” – and new bioengineering facility in A. James Clark Hall – for inspiring him to continue his studies in College Park.
As a member of Jay’s Biotherapeutic Development and Delivery Laboratory, Louis employs techniques in molecular biology, protein design, engineering, biomaterials, and nanotechnology. The research group specifically addresses clinical needs in wound repair, cardiovascular disease, cancer, brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological diseases, osteoarthritis, and sepsis.
Louis hopes to one day lead his own translational research lab group.