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Phone: 518-***-**** E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wenguo-gao-a09005a5/ Full-time research and development position in industrial manufacturing related to medical devices. Interested in R&D process development and integration. A self-motivated Master student with three years of research experience in biofluids and pathological science, specializing in thrombus formation and blood recirculating device evaluation. Extensive knowledge of cardiovascular system, platelet activation, and transcatheter aortic valve. Expertise in flow cytometry and CAD modeling. Highly experienced in design of experiments, trouble shooting, and failure analysis. Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, STONY BROOK, NY
AUGUST 2017-MAY 2018 (EXPECTED)
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. GPA=3.35/4.00.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, STONY BROOK, NY
AUGUST 2013-MAY 2017
B.E. in Biomedical Engineering. GPA=3.58/4.00.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, TRANSCATHETER AORTIC HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT (TAVR) STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 2017-PRESENT
Extracted 3D patient-specific diseased calcific aortic root models from CT scans.
Established positioning algorithm for 3D native aortic valve leaflets construction.
Simulated balloon-expandable valve crimping with or without prosthetic leaflet via finite element analysis to access stent deformation.
Employed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses of the post-deployment hemodynamics.
Investigated paravalvular leak and thrombogenic potential of various deployment locations to compare the procedural outcome.
Optimized and customized surgical plans for TAVR procedure to eliminate the valve migration risk. RESEARCH ASSISTANT, SHEAR-INDUCED PLATELET ACTIVATION STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, JUNE 2015-PRESENT
Extracted red blood cells (RBC) and gel-filtered platelets (GFP) from whole blood samples by centrifugation and chromatography techniques for purification.
Examined device-induced lysis and platelet activation of GFP and RBC under constant and dynamic shear stress waveforms in a cone-plate-couette viscometer.
Designed and built a syringe-capillary viscometer to repeatedly subject blood components to mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device-related hyper-shear.
Performed flow cytometry to evaluate platelet activation in chromogenic assays through measuring procoagulant micro-particles for thromboembolism risk.
Analyzed data and built models for applicable shear stress conditions and dynamicity range limitation. EXPERIENCE
PROJECT ENGINEER, BETTER IV TRAINER
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 2016-MAY 2017
Interpreted healthcare workers demand towards IV trainer as the needs statement to understand the project technical challenges.
Determined gelatin as the skin material over other material options for IV trainer, and optimized chemical recipes through numerous tests under various concentration.
Manufactured, assembled and optimized 3D printable IV trainer for realistic simulation. CLINICAL VOLUNTEER
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, FEBURARY 2016-MAY 2017 Performed direct patient care, read CT/MRI scans, learned heart anatomy by observing cardiovascular diseases diagnosis process, open-heart surgery, and post-operation care. DESK MONITOR
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, FEBRUARY 2015-MAY 2015
Tested University Police direct-connection ‘Blue Light Phones’ functionality, building access management, real-time radio report to headquarter with zero reportable accident during duty. PEER TUTOR
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, AUGUST 2014-MAY 2015
Conducted individual and group tutoring sessions in the course of General Chemistry to guide peers succeed in academics.
Expertise in cardiovascular field.
Expertise in CAD design and simulation.
Computational fluid dynamics analyses.
Differential interference contrast microscopy.
Scanning electron microscopy.
ANSYS, ITK-SNAP, AutoCAD modeling.
LabVIEW, Python, C, MATLAB programming.
SPSS, Excel, R, SAS data analysis.
“The Role of Age in Shear-Induced Platelet Activation: Comparison of Neonatal Cord and Adult Platelets,” BMES Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 2017.
“Platelet Lysis, Hemolysis, and Thrombin Generation under Pathological Shear Stress,” BMES Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct. 2015.
“A Better IV Trainer,” oral presentation in Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Competition, Houston, TX, Mar. 2017.
“Shear Induced Activation in Adult and Umbilical Cord Blood Platelets, and the Development of a Microfluidic Motion Analysis Platform,” poster presentation in Undergraduate Research &Creative Activity (URECA), Stony Brook University, NY, Apr. 2017.
“Platelet Lysis, Hemolysis, and Thrombin Generation under Hypershear,” poster presentation in URECA, Stony Brook University, NY, Apr. 2016.