Romi Castillo

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering
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Romi is a student in the Biomedical Engineering program. She is interested in the cardiac sarcomere proteins that dictate contraction and how mutations in the proteins lead to altered structure and function in the development of disease. She hopes to develop new palliative therapies and to increase diversity in STEM. Romi’s work will include increasing public awareness of the importance of diversity and combatting the health disparities in underserved populations. In addition to mentoring, she enjoys being active and is learning to skateboard.