Andrew Miller, MS

PhD Candidate

Calm, cool, and collected. Drew completed his M.S. in the Segura Lab at UCLA (before the big move) and is now continuing as a PhD student in the Segura Lab at Duke. While his M.S. thesis surrounded the idea of increasing gene delivery from partially degraded gels, his PhD work differs drastically by focusing on the understudied protein Inter-alpha Inhibitor (IaI). By designing hyaluronic acid hydrogels with IaI, he is hoping to control chronic inflammation in peripheral skin wounds (e.g., diabetic ulcers). Day-to-day hobbies include running and video games, but he has also been known to snowboard, wakeboard, and backpack over the holidays.