"The interdisciplinary nature of the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest SBES program has helped me in my career within the startup world at CELLINK. The opportunities provided by the program have helped me refine my problem solving and communication skills, which are critical in the fast-paced bioprinting world.
"The networks I have developed at Virginia Tech have also continued through ongoing collaborations. The availability of resources from both Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have allowed me opportunities to learn additional topics beyond the bioengineering degree program that I use every day at CELLINK."
Patrick Thayer graduated with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 2015. He currently works as a bioink officer at the bioprinting technology company CELLINK.