Bo (Heather) Bowman

  • Graduate Student

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering (Double Major: Biomedical Engineering) – Carnegie Mellon University

Bo received a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (double major Biomedical Engineering) before working in the medical device industry for 2 years at Stryker Neurovascular in California. There, Bo contributed to research and development of new products that doctors use to help save patients from stroke in the brain, including Surpass EvolveTM Flow Diverter which is designed to redirect blood flow and promote aneurysm healing. At MIT as a Mechanical Engineering Master’s student, Bo is currently focusing on gaining a stronger technical skillset and continuing to pursue a passion for medical research. For research in the TTDD lab, Bo is working on developing a novel method of endovascular delivery of silencing RNA (siRNA) therapy to reduce intimal hyperplasia in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Bo aims to continue a career in the medical device industry and aspires to make paradigm shifting devices to meet unmet clinical needs. Outside the lab, Bo loves to paint, hike, and contribute to mentorship programs such as Worthy and oSTEM.