Kassidy Masterson is in her senior year within the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), receiving her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. Her studies are concentrated in biomaterials, which she hopes will enable her to contribute to innovative solutions associated with the field.
Prior to arriving at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), she participated in research through the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) at IUPUI.
As part of the MURI, she had the opportunity to work with Nicanor Moldovan, PhD, MS, director of the 3D Tissue Bioprinting Core at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, where she derived and improved 3D printed models for the enhancement of biomedical tools and the understanding of the human anatomy.
Masterson also worked with Afshin Izadian, PhD, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology at the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, where she characterized gold nanoparticles to utilize in the development of an artificial retina for visually impaired individuals.
An Indiana native, Masterson has a passion for exploration, whether local or abroad. She also enjoys improving her photography skills, trying new foods and finding the next best book to pick up.