Biomedical Engineering, Brown University
Elizabeth Bixler joins EnMed from Philadelphia. She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with honors from Brown University in Rhode Island and previously worked in research and development at the medical device company Medtronic in Minneapolis.
Her work at Medtronic focused on devices that treat peripheral artery disease including percutaneous balloon angioplasty and atherectomy. She’s also conducted clinical research at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, evaluating the neurological effects of congenital heart defect interventions in neonates. Her current research interests are wide, but she’s generally interested in immunological treatments for a broad variety of conditions, and has hopes to make healthcare more accessible to broader populations.
“I hope to gain the skills and background needed to identify gaps in clinical care, and translate it to something useful and marketable,” she said. “I love interdisciplinary work and I believe the similarities between medicine and engineering should be highlighted and used to create innovation.”
For hobbies, Bixler enjoys ultimate frisbee, running, reading and baking (her sourdough starter’s name is Camilla). She also picked up cross-country skiing while living in Minneapolis.