Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Madeline Franke is from San Antonio, Texas and received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from Texas A&M University. She always thought she would go into research after graduating, but decided late in her Junior year of college to go to medical school after shadowing at the NIH. The EnMed program was a perfect fit for her, as it allowed her to hold on to her engineering background and use it to take an idea from conception to reality. Franke hopes to one day be a physician dedicated to scientific discovery and innovation to give patients real solutions and improve their quality of life.
Franke graduated Summa Cum Laude and completed an undergraduate thesis through the Texas A&M University Scholars program. Franke’s research in college focused on sports biomechanics using motion capture technology. Now, her research is centered around nanotherapeutics for drug delivery and musculoskeletal regeneration. She is working on an independent Capstone project at the Houston Methodist Research Institute investigating the use of antisense oligonucleotide-embedded nanoparticles for the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions.
When she is not in the hospital or in the lab, Franke enjoys searching for the best Thai food in Houston and spending time with her family, dog “Arlo”, and cat “Cheeto”. She loves to spend time outdoors and exploring new places.