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Michelle Heusser

BioEngineering Day Chair

Michelle came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on using brain-computer interface technology to understand how neural activity influences cognition and action in the eye movement system. Apart from research, Michelle enjoys playing the French horn, running, and swing dancing. Ultimately, she plans to stay in academia as a professor who performs research that improves the lives of individuals with movement disorders.


Stephanie Wiltman

Bioengineering Day advisor

Stephanie is originally from Sewickley, PA and went to Quaker Valley High School.  Stephanie graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Psychology.  She spends her extra time running hand has completed two marathons and three half marathons.   Current research endeavors include studying the effects of prolonged standing on blood pooling, fatigue, and cartilage compression.  Following graduation, Stephanie plans on pursuing a career as a forensic bioengineer and as a professor.  Stephanie acted as Bioengineering Day Chair in 2017 and is acting as an advisor for Bioengineering Day this year.



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