Grace Fletcher, a fourth year BME student, has found her calling. She is working alongside researchers to develop drugs that would deliver chemotherapy more effectively to cancer patients.
Fletcher has always liked science and math and possessed a strong desire to help others. Upon entering UT, she chose to pursue a biomedical engineering degree in order to help patients through health-related technologies.
“I wanted to learn at a school that focused on clinically relevant research, and I found that at UT,” says Lorenzo D’Amico.
Lorenzo D’Amico is a doctoral student who conducts research with Dr. Peter Gascoyne, a professor in the Department of Imaging Physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. D’Amico is inspired by the exposure he has at The University of Texas at Austin to professors who both teach and are involved with real-world application of their research through companies and start-ups.