Ferdinand (Reke) Avikpe
Ferdinand is a PhD student at the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering who works in the ATOMS Lab. His research’s main objective will be to develop, calibrate, validate and apply in silico (mathematical and computational) methods for lung tissue engineering. Specifically, his project would involve modelling of the recellularization of the scaffolds in perfusion bioreactors and modelling of the various stages of differentiation for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Ferdinand obtained his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Mathematics at the University of Winnipeg in 2022. Prior to joining the ATOMS Lab, Ferdinand worked on plant protein purification and analysis for biomedical applications. Outside of academics, Ferdinand likes to read books, spend time with friends, explore new food and play Monopoly.
You can learn more about Ferdinand and his work here.