Who we are.

Dr. Cathie Klapperich

Cathie has been a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at a large private research university since 2003. Her lab works on making molecular diagnostics more accessible. Other research interests include wearable continuous physiological monitoring and women’s health. Before becoming a faculty member, she worked at a biotechnology startup in the SF Bay area on microfluidic devices for high throughput drug screening. She continues to work on her popular science book about the intersection of medical technology and women’s health.

Skylar Karzhevsky

Skylar is a fourth-year biomedical engineering student graduating in May 2020. She is interested in bioengineering for women’s and reproductive health, and reducing gender-based and racial inequalities in healthcare. She plans to work in biotechnology or research after graduation.

Elizabeth Flagg

Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the BU College of Engineering, and she plans to attend medical school in the next few years. She is currently working on a study for brain tumor immunotherapy, and she hopes to leverage her engineering skillset to contribute to future computational and clinical research projects.

Sarita Berigei

Sarita is a fourth-year biomedical engineering student graduating in May 2020. She is interested in the clinical and customer-facing facets of medical device engineering. After her graduation, she hopes to contribute to the clinical research and engineering work at a biotech company or hospital-based laboratory.