Sarah Libring, a Ph.D. student in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is closing the chapter on her legacy made at Purdue University.
Sarah was first exposed to engineering through the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) program in her high school. Around the same time, she watched a TED talk about regenerative medicine work and discovered the interdisciplinary field of biomedical engineering. While pursuing her B.S. in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University, Sarah conducted research through the Rutgers Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department and through the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Department, publishing work from both laboratories. She also participated in two REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs at the University of Texas at Austin and Purdue University. Through these endeavors, she fostered research interests focused on understanding cellular responses to traumatic environments, such as during wound healing and cancer formation, and decided to continue research through a Ph.D. program.