Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Originally from Da Nang, Vietnam, Khue Tran now calls nearby Sugar Land, TX, home. She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology during which she worked part-time for MiMedx, a biopharmaceutical company developing human placental-based tissue allografts for wound care and surgical applications.
“Working in translational research helped me realize how advances in medical technologies could directly transform health care,” she said. “The dual training in medicine and engineering that EnMed offers will equip me with the appropriate skills and knowledge to keep up with the rapid expansion of medical innovations, come up with creative solutions for medical problems, and improve the quality of life for my future patients.”
Khue’s current research interests include neuroimaging, specifically functional MRI and DTI, and neurostimulation. After graduation, she continued her research work in the Khavari Lab at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she investigated the brain characteristics and brain control of neurogenic bladders using functional MRI. She also worked on a clinical trial to deliver cortical neurostimulation to improve neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunctions in multiple sclerosis patients.
For hobbies, she enjoys playing games, hanging out with her friends, practicing piano and guitar and taking care of her plants.