EWU Scholar Claudio Escalante Accepted to University of Nebraska PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Claudio Escalante! Claudio has been accepted to University of Nebraska's PhD program in Biomedical Engineering. University of Nebraska designed their program to be interdisciplinary, including student research design and collaboration.  From their Biomedical Engineering overview:

Nebraska biomedical engineering faculty and students work closely with area hospitals [...] Major emphasis is on employing engineering techniques to improve human health, by understanding both the engineering needs and the medical needs for the specific problem.

Juan Claudio Escalante is a first-generation undergraduate student at Eastern Washington University graduating this spring 2024 with a Bachlors in Biology with a minor in Spanish. In the winter of 2022, his research interests expanded when he began to do work in Dr. David Daberkow's lab. Under Dr. Daberkow's mentorship he has worked on creating electrodes to help contribute to the team’s main objective; to find the effects of oxytocin on dopamine signaling in the rat striatum. For his 2022 McNair Summer Research Internship, Claudio continued to work with Dr. Daberkow to record dopamine with the electrodes they create. In Summer 2023, Claudio attended Purdue University‘s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). At SROP, Claudio worked with mentor Dr. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem on his research, ”Particle Separation: Harnessing Inertial Microfluids for Precise Particle Sorting”​. We know Claudio will bring his devote work ethic  and passion for actionable arms of research to benefit humankind will add value to any program he picks and the continuously developing field of Bioengineering as a whole.