Anh was born in Redbank, NJ and attended Marist High School in Atlanta, GA. She then obtained her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech where she worked in Dr. Yadong Wang's lab on developing a biocompatible cationic polymer for the controlled release of growth factors. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in Dr. Nicholas Peppas' lab at the University of Texas at Austin on developing nanoparticles and microparticles for the oral delivery of chemotherapeutics. She is currently working towards her doctorate degree at Georgia Tech in Bioengineering in Dr. Todd McDevitt's lab. firstname.lastname@example.org
Anh's research involves developing microparticles with tunable degradation rates and growth factor release kinetics. The biomolecule-laden microparticles can be incorporated within stem cell aggregates for greater spatial control of differentiation from the "inside-out" and to overcome transport limitations of soluble factor delivery to aggregates. Furthermore, the control of growth factor release rate can be employed in stem cell differentiation strategies where temporal kinetics of growth factor presentation are important in obtaining specialized cell types.
National Institutes of Health Cell and Tissue Engineering Training Grant: January 2013- January 2015
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: September 2009-September 2012
Georgia Tech Dean’s List Honor Award: 2005-2009
Presidential Undergraduate Research Award (PURA): Summer 2007 and Summer 2008