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David Maestas

David MaestasMy greatest passion in the sciences is in regenerative medicine. This multidisciplinary field seeks to treat human organs, cells, and tissues to restore them to their normal function. To pursue this I am completing a triple major in biomedical engineering, molecular and cellular biology, and biochemistry. While rigorous, my time at the University of Arizona has facilitated my growth as a person and as a future scientist. After a lot of hard work and many classes, I am graduating this year.

Being selected as a Galileo Circle Scholar is a great honor, and I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing pool of students. I am also grateful to the many contributors of the Galileo Circle program. My future plans are to complete a PhD in biomedical engineering. I have been accepted to the Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering program starting in the Fall of 2016 and will be working in their translational tissue and cell engineering laboratories. It is my hope to develop new methods in regenerative medicine to contribute to the long term goal of helping patients to regenerate lost or damaged limbs and organs.