2019 Summer Scholar Jared Bowden will pursue a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.
During Summer 2019, Jared Bowden worked on slow release, targeted drug delivery in the lab of MIT Professor Paula T. Hammond, who is head of the department of chemical engineering and the David H. Koch (1962) Professor in Engineering, through the NSF-funded MIT MRL Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
What graduate school program do you intend to pursue?
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, this spring, I will be pursuing my PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, next fall. I am really excited to continue my studies and grateful for all of the people and experiences which have helped me along the way to get to this point.
What about your MIT MRL Summer Scholar experience was most enjoyable?
The MIT MRL Summer Scholar program allowed me to dive more in depth into a research project than I had ever had the ability to do before and I really enjoyed the freedom I had to take on the project as my own and lead its direction. This experience was also instrumental in helping me decide to continue my studies in graduate school.
What are your future plans or ambitions?
I am really interested in continuing to conduct research with applications in improving human and environmental health, whether it be through an academic path beyond graduate school or in industry.