BHMS Graduate Spotlight

Presenting: BHMS Graduate Nico Werschler

Learn about Nico’s experience in the SBME Program SBME: BHMS graduate Nico Werschler is in year two of an accelerated UBC SBME MASc-PhD program. He is the second student in the SBME Introductions series. Nico is part of the BMEGA leadership team, working in the Penninger lab and adventuring in the B.C. Outback.
 
Nico’s present research: Stem cell bioengineering. Specifically, the generation of human blood vessels from somatic and pluripotent stem cells. “Stem cells, especially the pluripotent variety, have fascinated me for a long time, and nearly every day I think about their potential for the future of medicine. I didn’t have a specific career in mind. I was contemplating everything from medicine and healthcare management to landscaping, private contracting, and masonry. It’s obvious my career goals have changed now that I am working towards a PhD from the UBC SBME. Additionally, I am considering an M.D. following my PhD so that I may apply my experience and knowledge in stem cell bioengineering towards the development and implementation of new clinical cell therapies.” Read complete article and interview…
 
Nico’s BHMS testimonial: “Just as I was during my time in BHMS, I continue to have a fervor for life, coupled with an unexplainable amount of energy. I currently live in Vancouver and enjoy backcountry mountaineering, surfing, spearfishing, and freediving. I feel the adventure-driven side of me was able to develop in part through the less-conventional field trips offered by BHMS i.e., farm camping, week-long bike trips, Montreal and Quebec City.” Read all BHMS graduate testimonials, including Nico’s…
 

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