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Alyssa K. Rollando

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Rollando is a 2014-2018 Self Graduate Fellow Ph.D. candidate in BioEngineering.  She received a M.S. (2016) in BioEngineering with a focus on Biomedical Product Design and Development and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas. She received a B.S. (2014) in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  As an undergraduate, Rollando was a member of the women’s swim team, a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta, a Student Board Member of the Bucknell Engineering Alumni Association, and President of the Biomedical Engineering Society.  Rollando participated in biomechanics research at Barrow Neurological Institute and completed an internship through Bucknell University and Geisinger Medical Center developing a surgical simulator.  Rollando continues to pursue her interest in developing medical devices while exploring facets of entrepreneurship.  Her current research involves developing a device to non-surgically repair fistulas.  In the future she hopes to take this device, as well as others, to market.​

Mentor: Sara E. Wilson, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Stephen Waller, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine,Infectious Diseases, KUMC

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