Alex Johnson

Current student

Biomedical Engineering is great at bridging the gap between engineering and biology. If you want to enter the biotechnology industry then this course can provide you with a great introduction to several areas of cell culture, drug delivery and regenerative therapies.

Why I chose my course

I chose to study this course because after completing my undergraduate degree here in Chemical Engineering, I wanted to specialise in cell culture, medical products and drug and therapeutic design so the MSc Biomedical Engineering course was ideal. The course content aligned with what I wanted to go into and meant I could build upon my laboratory skills to further my employment opportunities.

Facilities and teaching

The cell culture and educational facilities at Loughborough are world-class and the tutors are highly qualified in their respective fields. During my time at university, I met a research professor in the field of gerontology who inspired me to pursue a career in regenerative medicine as a chemical engineer. My professor not only gave me great advice but also assisted me with my CV and job applications.

The projects I worked on

My greatest achievement during my time at university was completing my MSc Project where I was trained by a PhD student in laboratory skills for cell culture and bacteriophage culture. I learned a lot about contamination prevention, attention to detail and report writing that will serve me well in my future endeavours.

My career ambitions

A great essence of this course is that it allows for a broad range of career paths. My initial plan was to enter the regenerative medicine and bio-gerontology fields for research and development. However, I decided that I wanted to switch paths and I am now aiming towards working as an engineering project manager with a focus on cell and gene therapy research and production facilities.

Alex Johnson
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