Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Almeida received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University and her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Professional Writing (double major) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Clarkson University, Dr. Almeida was an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. She has been recognized for her research accomplishments through a number of awards and honors, including the 2020 BMES Career Development Award and as a Rising Star for the inaugural 2020 Rising Stars in Engineering in Health workshop hosted by Columbia University
Dr. Almeida's research focuses on the design and fabrication of advanced, functional biomaterials to control stem cell behavior, applying concepts from organic chemistry, materials science, and stem cell biology to address both fundamental science questions as well as develop clinically relevant biomaterial-stem cell therapies.