Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Houston native, Wahibah Hannan, says that she joined EnMed because she wants to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be more than a regular physician.
“Through the expertise and experience acquired through EnMed, I hope that in addition to caring for and treating patients, I can be a part of the development of a transformational technology that will significantly improve health care,” she said. “I want to make a difference in the lives of my patients, but I also want to be involved in research and help come up with innovative ideas so that I can make an impact on the lives of even more people.”
She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University where she worked in the Nano Bio Systems Lab on a project using electric fields to determine dielectric properties of cells which can be used to screen for biochemical changes and diagnose diseases. She also interned at Houston Methodist Research Institute where she worked on a project analyzing signaling pathways to detect genes responsible for activating or inhibiting neuroregeneration, and volunteered with Engineers Serving the Community and at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Her current research interests include regenerative medicine and nanomedicine, and she has an interest in pediatrics or emergency medicine as a future specialty. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, biking and playing volleyball.