HSRF 1: Introduction

Hello! My name is Ben Leslie and I am a rising senior studying Bioengineering with a minor in Chemistry. I also play hockey for the Pitt Men’s Ice Hockey team. My research mentor is Dr. Antonio D’Amore, from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the department of Surgery, and the department of Bioengineering. The project…

CURF 3: My Experiences

I have truly enjoyed my time within the CURF program. It is been interesting to learn about other projects and see what type of research my peers are working on. I also feel that being exposed to other’s work makes me think of new questions or ideas I can apply to my own research, which…

CURF 2: Getting Started In Research

I have always been interested in the cardiovascular system, especially the heart. I find it’s anatomy so mesmerizing and fascinating, which is why I wanted to see what type of biomedical research involving the heart was being done at Pitt. Additionally, I have an interest in tissue engineering, so I was hoping to find a…

CURF Introduction: A New Solution For Congenital Heart Defects

Hello! My name is Ben Leslie and I am a junior majoring in Bioengineering and minoring in Chemistry. Along with this I also play for the Men’s Ice Hockey team here at Pitt. Within Bioengineering, I am specializing within the Cellular Engineering track, but I also enjoy Biomechanics, which is a large part of the…