User:Michelle R. Sukup Jackson
Education and Research
Hi there! I'm currently a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering at MIT. I am originally from a small town in southwest Iowa called Malvern. I went to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, for BS and MS. I was very fortunate to work with Dr. Gina C. Schatteman of Integrated Physiology at UI and Dr. Victor G.J. Rodgers at the University of California at Riverside for my MS degree. My thesis research focused on the feasibility of using adult CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells to vascularize a bioartificial pancreas. My research interests lie in the field of tissue engineering and cellular response to physical stimuli.
I am planning to be married in Summer 2008, so in addition to courses and finding research, I'm busy preparing for that. My favorite color is blue, and I once had partially blue hair. I enjoy eating pizza, reading non-technical books, water skiing, volunteering, donating blood and platelets, and watching the show Heroes. Heroes is the most amazing show, TV or film, I have seen in a long time. I am interested in sustainability issues and was on the planning committee for the National Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) meeting in 2007. So everyone, please recycle, this includes rinsing out your take-out food dishes and putting them in the recycle bin.
Thanks for stopping by! MS