Sean Hopkins, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada - Reno
Sean earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 where his research was focused on developing efficient proton exchange membranes for fuel cell development. During this time, he became familiar with polymer synthesis and modification techniques to be used for future studies. He then went on to start his PhD in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2010 under the advisement of Dr. Megan Frost with a focus in the nitric oxide field and finished in 2015. Being familiar with chemical synthesis, he developed novel controllable nitric oxide releasing polymeric biomaterials and investigated nitric oxide’s role in controlling undesirable subcutaneous inflammatory events. While investigating these events, Sean became efficient and familiar with histological techniques through analyzing in vivo tissue samples by antibody marking and the ability to accurately quantify these labeled cells.