Irini graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 with a BS in materials science & engineering, and an additional major in biomedical engineering. She joined the Wyss Institute as a Research Fellow in the Aizenberg lab shortly after, and is working on applications of SLIPS spanning cell sheet engineering, patterned wettability, and protein/biological interactions. When not in lab, she enjoys hiking and playing the piano.
Her research interests include biomaterials and biomimetic smart surfaces for medical devices, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.
Awards and honors
Small Undergraduate Research Grant, CMU (2013)
Summer Researcher Grant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2013)