Pablo Cordero Alvarado

PhD Candidate

🌥⛅️☀️ <– when Pablo walks into a room. Pablo received his bachelor and licenciatura degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology. During this time, he was awarded a merit-based scholarship that allowed him to develop his thesis at York University, Canada. He also gained practical experiences from 4 industrial internships and a chemistry TA position. After graduation, he worked for 5 years in the medical industry where he oversaw the introduction of the new commercially available Magna EASE Heart Valve product, and he was responsible for the Performance Qualification and scale up of the assembly processes at Edwards Lifesciences to meet both regulatory and business requirements. Motivated by his first research experience, he joined the Collier Lab and Segura Lab at Duke as a co-advised student with the aim of modifying MAP hydrogels with self-assembling peptide nanofibers. The goal of his project is to elicit immune responses that can accelerate and improve wound healing in animal models. Outside of the lab, he enjoys cooking, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.