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Nicholas Russell

Nicholas Russell


Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering 2010
Carnegie Mellon University, M.ChE. 2011, Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Thesis adviser: Linda Phillips, PhD; Neuroscience

Research interests:

Nick's research will focus on physical interactions between both cellular and extracellular tissue components and how they are affected by external stimuli including mechanical, chemical and electrical stresses. Of particular interest is what effect these stresses ultimately have on cellular function and ways to mitigate or enhance these effects.

Personal bio:

Nick was born in Houston, Texas, and promptly moved through New Jersey and Dallas on his way to Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for eight and a half years (spending his summers in Richmond, Va.) prior to returning to Houston. He attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was recruited to play football. It was at Carnegie Mellon where he met his wife, Anna.