Student Spotlights

Gabriella Bridges - MS Student

Gabriella Bridges

Hi! My name is Gabriella Bridges. In May 2019, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at the University of North Texas. During my undergrad at UNT, I have achieved useful projects, including building a low-cost prosthetic leg and receiving 1st place in the biomedical engineering senior design project competition, for our active heating and cooling therapy unit to help athletes in pain.

Continuing at UNT, I am pursuing a Master’s degree in biomedical engineering. When I am not in class, I work as a research assistant for Dr. Brian Meckes and currently in the process of obtaining a provisional patent for our senior design project. After I complete my master’s I plan to pursue a career in biomaterials and biomedical implants.

Alexandra Teoh - Class of 2021

Alexandra Teoh

Alexandra Teoh is a junior undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering. She graduated from Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Hawaii in Spring 2017. Alex was previously an intern at Medtronic in Fort Worth during the Summer of 2018. She is currently an officer of the UNT Running Club and is a member of the Golden Key Society and the Honors College.

Jungyeon Lee - Class of 2021

Sunny Lee

I am an undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering as Pre-Med track to aspire MD.Ph.D. in the future to contribute in nano-medicine and anti-aging. As an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering student in UNT, our program provided a lot of opportunities for me to actively engage in both academics and research. All the professors I have met here are very open-minded and willing to support. I was lucky to have Dr. Vijay to be my mentor, who encourages me and supports my goals.

Also, I’ve been participating in research in Dr.Yang’s lab in organ-on-chip on the human system to mimic the human in-vivo system. From this experience, I am certain that I want to put more hands-on experience in the research in the future. I am passionate about being innovative in biomedical society and hope to contribute to the medical field.

Do you consider biomedical engineering is too hard? Well, I certainly enjoy challenges, but you can manage all the social activities, fellowship, and leadership experiences because that’s what I am trying to do. I also work as the ambassador for the College of Engineering.

I am honored to be the active student in our department and can’t wait to start my own senior design project in this new building and new welcoming faculties, and facilities.

Allison Anguiano - BS Student

Allison Anguiano

Honestly, I came into college having absolutely no idea what I wanted to major in.  I just got lucky when I went on an engineering tour and was introduced to Biomedical Engineering.  I had never heard of the specific branch at the time, but I was well aware of the field's accomplishments: artificial organs, the bionic arm, and the camera pill (just to name a few).

With a little over a semester under my belt, I can say that I enjoy the prospect of gaining skills that just about any type of engineer needs and applying them directly towards improving the wellness of people.

Andrew Robertson - MS Student

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson, MS student in Biomedical Engineering, is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's in Mechanical and Energy Engineering in which his senior design project was the development of a modular prosthetic wrist. The design led him to pursue the Master's in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in biomechanics.  Andrew currently works with Dr. Todd Dombrowski in the Biomechanical Clinic at the University of North Texas Health Science Center where he designs and fabricates customized orthotic and prosthetic devices. He aims to pursue a career in medical device or prosthesis research and development in industry.

Irsalan Cockerill - PhD Student

Irsalan Cockerill

I graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. I am currently working towards a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering at UNT. My current research is focused on degradable Zinc biomaterials for cardiovascular and orthopedic applications. I am passionate about advancing science and helping people. In the future, I hope to make a significant contribution in eliminating chronic diseases through innovation using engineering principles. I also pride myself on being a family man as I am a husband and father to three children.