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S. Mukui Mutunga

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Mutunga is a 2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering.  She received a B.S. (2014) in biomedical engineering with a concentration in pre-medicine from Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania.  As a graduate student, Mutunga’s current research involves investigating the correlations between lifting and gait mechanics and the development of low-back pain in various populations.  In the future, Ms. Mutunga will pursue a career advancing the biomedical industry in developing nations.  She believes equipping developing nations to solve their own health-related problems will reduce the economic burden on developed nations, while simultaneously making science more diverse and accessible.   

Mentor: Sara Wilson, Associate Professor, Bioengineering 

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