Chris Tran

Class of 2018

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Education: Blended BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly
 

Biography

Chris's interest in regenerative medicine stems from his belief that medicine should not just cure a patient's current illness but also improve a patient's overall health and lower their susceptibility to future diseases or disorders. Stem cell research and regenerative medicine have the potential to restore a patient's health to a far better state compared to his/her current health, and Chris's goal is to make this idea accessible to everyone. The area he is currently most interested in is tissue engineering, specifically manipulating cell differentiation into neurons or epithelial cells for implantation. Following the program, he plans to attend medical school to become a general surgeon and use his knowledge of regenerative medicine to provide unique insights in the clinical setting.