Sydney Jeffs

MD/PhD Candidate

Here for a good time AND for a long time (doctor doctor loading…). Sydney received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2018 and is now a member of the Duke MSTP. As an undergraduate, she studied tumor angiogenesis using a lung adenocarcinoma PEG hydrogel model and designed functional, vascularized hepatocyte structures for extracorporeal liver-assist devices. She also spent time at MGH researching ex-vivo lung perfusion, decell-recell of whole organ scaffolds for transplantation, and more! Now, she aims to use modified MAP hydrogels to tune immunologic micro-environments to promote angiogenesis, wound healing, and tissue engraftment. Outside of the lab, Sydney enjoys exploring new restaurants (send your recs!), hiking, cycling, and the occasional triathlon.