5th year graduate student
Bhatia Lab, BE, Koch
A Goldwater Scholar, Amanda Chen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014. She was then awarded the Whitaker International Fellowship to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Currently, as an NSF Fellow, Amanda is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering under the co-supervision of Sangeeta Bhatia and Bob Langer. Her thesis work focuses on the design and study of multicellular tissue-engineered “microlivers.” As a communication fellow in the BE Comm Lab, Amanda has taught a number of workshops on fellowship and graduate school applications, contributed blogs to multiple MIT platforms, and helped develop the first-ever audio tour for MIT’s School of Engineering. In her free time, Amanda enjoys seeking out funky sour beers and riding road bikes with the MIT Cycling Team.