Connor Verheyen

  • Graduate Student

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami

Connor is a PhD student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Previously, Connor received his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami. Following a stint in a biomechanics laboratory, he then spent over two years as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Alice Tomei’s Immunoengineering Laboratory at the Diabetes Research Center. There he worked on mechanically reinforcing hydrogels for immunoisolation (for encapsulated allogeneic islet transplantation) and on developing three-dimensional insulin-secreting cell aggregates as a preclinical islet mimetic. After Miami, he then spent a year at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland as a Whitaker International Fellow, where he worked on injectable acellular biomaterials for soft tissue regeneration. In the TTDD, Connor is working on in vivo additive manufacturing techniques for patient-specific tissue-engineered therapies. Outside of the lab, he enjoys eating, exercising, and spending time outdoors.