Manuel Cortes

MIT Department: Biological Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Darrell Irvine
Research Supervisor: B.J. (Byungji) Kim, Ryan Ramsey Hosn
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Website: LinkedIn

My Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, I am pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida, with an interest in computer science. My motivation for this comes from trying to understand how we can mobilize and use the field of software technology to aid in lessening healthcare disparities worldwide, and plan on pursuing a joint MD/PhD program. As part of the Rinaldi-Ramos Lab at UF, I have worked on and learned about the applications of magnetic nanoparticles designed for magnetic particle imaging as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in biomedical applications. My hobbies include swimming and triathlon training, with the hopes of one day completing a full Ironman.