Emma Downey, E22

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Emma is a biomedical engineering major from Atlanta, Georgia. She came to Tufts knowing I wanted to pursue research, and was especially interested in studying autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease. She was able to start her research experience in the Georgakoudi lab working on traumatic brain injury (TBI) before deciding to try out the new BME co-op program.

She did her first co-op as a systems engineer with Insulet, makers of the Omnipod insulin pump, and then did a second co-op with Moderna on their Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) Process Development team. After her co-ops, Emma  came back to school to finish her degree and start an internship at Bolden Therapeutics, a start-up in Cambridge, developing a therapeutic for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Outside of school and work, Emma is part of LCS tutoring, is an avid horseback rider, and has been learning a little bit of Japanese! She also loves to hike and be outdoors, and goes up to the Tufts student lodge (Loj) with the Mountain Club as often as she can. After graduation, Emma plans on pursing a PhD in neurology or biomedical sciences to further her love for research.

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Emma Downey, E22

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