Allison Brown

Marketing and Communications Associate

Supports sciVelo's overall marketing and communications activities.

Graduate Student

Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

Education and Experience

Allison is currently completing a master’s degree in Bioengineering/Medical Product Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh. She attended The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in biomaterials. During her time as an undergraduate, Allison participated in research projects mainly based on researching biomaterials such as hydrogels that had applications in the fields of drug delivery and regenerative medicine. The research was conducted through the Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials Laboratory and was continued during the Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI). The STCSI program was a summer research experience for undergraduates focused on cardiovascular medicine. During her time at Penn State University, she also served as the Chief of Staff at the Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association, where she led high school and collegiate conferences with >100 participants.


MS, Bioengineering/Medical Product Engineering, The University of Pittsburgh, expected December 2021
BS, Biomedical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020

Research Experience

Undegraduate Research, Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute, Penn State
Supervisors: Yong Wang, PhD and Keefe Manning, PhD
  • Investigated applications of hydrogels and cryogels in cardiovascular medicine to determine possible uses in drug delivery and tissue regeneration.

    Undegraduate Research, Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials Laboratory, Penn State
    Supervisors: Yong Wang, PhD
  • Designed and performed experiments focused on application of hydrogels in drug delivery and regenerative medicine

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