Meghan Griffin 

Trainee, 2021-2023
Cardiovascular engineering program

Adviser: Mike McAlpine
Email: grif0599@umn.edu


Meghan Griffin graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a concentration in Technology Innovation. Her undergraduate research culminated with designing a medical device intended to treat apnea of prematurity in premature infants. This device was presented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in 2021 and won the BMES-Medtronic design competition that same year. She has also worked with microfluidics, studying the pulmonary microvascular response to altered blood flow.

As a graduate student, Meghan is interested in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Her research will focus on using 3D bioprinting techniques in cardiac tissue engineering. Her long range goal is to contribute to advancements in clinically available treatments.

Meghan is an avid reader and horseback rider, and enjoys hiking with family and friends.