Name: Cruz, Michelle
Year you started at ISMMS: 2013
Why you chose ISMMS?
I was really excited about the research taking place here. It is really at the intersection of basic and clinical research in a really interdisciplinary way. I also felt really at home by the students, faculty and administrators. Everyone seemed to go out of their way to offer help and advice. Last but not least living in NYC is the greatest!
Lab: Dr. James Iatridis
I am working on developing a biomaterial to seal annuluar defects of the intervertabral disc after herniation.
Undergrad institution and major: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
What did you do between college and grad school?
What do you like to do outside of school?
Outside of lab I like to dance, run, do bikram yoga, and eat delicious food.
What is your favorite quote? “But it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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