2017-18 Cohort Matias Porras Paniagua

PhD candidate, Bioengineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Born in Bogota Colombia, Matias is interested in exploring the application of genetically engineered hematopoietic stem cells for the treatment of neurological diseases. Matias is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Bioengineering (Gill & Bennett Lab)  pursuing a dual degree in statistics at the Wharton School. Matias’ past research experience revolved around developing drug delivery with a focus on polymer nanoparticles, layer-by-layer self-assembly, and viral vectors as delivery mechanisms. Matias received his B.S. in Chemical-Biological Engineering from MIT and an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University. Outside of academics, Matias loves to travel and learn foreign languages.

Website: www.linkedin.com/in/matiasporras/


Last updated: August 2020

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