S. Mukui Mutunga is a 2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at The University of Kansas. She received a B.S (2014) in biomedical engineering with a concentration in pre-medicine from Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, and a M.S. (2019) in bioengineering from The University of Kansas. Mutunga’s thesis focused on the characterization of trunk, lumbar and pelvic coordination patterns in runners, with and without a history of low back pain. Her doctoral dissertation work expands on this research, but in lower limb amputees. In the future, Mutunga would like to a pursue a career that would allow her to advance biomedical industry in developing nations. She believes in equipping developing nations with the industrial ability to solve their own health-related problems which reduces the economic burden on developed nations, while simultaneously making science more diverse and accessible.
Mentor: Sara Wilson, Associate Professor, Bioengineering