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Sarah Lightfoot Vidal ’08 Awarded Fulbright Grant to Chile

Sarah Lightfoot Vidal, a 2008 IMSA alumna and recent graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, has been selected as a Fulbright student grantee. Sarah will be working at the Centro de Investigación de Polímeros Avanzados (CIPA) in Concepción, Chile.

Sarah’s grant project focuses on the development of a polymer blend of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) for wound healing applications, and she'll be working in collaboration with the Functional Polymers department at the Universidad de Concepción. She has been volunteering as an undergraduate researcher with a Biomaterials Research Group for three years at Drexel, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

For more information see the story on Drexel’s website.

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