Welcome! My name is Chelsie Boodoo. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). I moved to East Lansing, Michigan to go to Michigan State University (MSU) to pursue my doctorate in Biomedical Engineering. My dissertation focuses on what happens when the bladder overstretches. At the 2016 FIU McNair Conference I won 1st Place Oral Presentation in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science for my research in Raman Spectroscopy conducted at Texas A&M University. In 2019, I won 1st Place Best Poster Presentation in Health, Food Safety and Biomechanics at the MSU Engineering Symposium for my research on how mechanics affect the extracellular matrix of the bladder.
I co-host The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM, which won First Place for 2020 College Radio Talk Show at the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. I also founded and serve as the current President for MSU SciComm. I was also awarded the MSU Student Life 2020 Gold Leadership Award.
I was named a “Changemaker” by the State News.
I was also featured in WILX for The Sci-Files local art, MSU Today for MSU SciComm, MSU Today for The Sci-Files, The MSU BEST Celebration Book, Research@MSU, Unique Scientists. The Science Bloggers Podcast, The Undercurrent on WDBM, 1 Million Women in STEM, The Lansing City Pulse for brewing a Pale Ale for Science and again in The Lansing City Pulse for The Sci-Files.
With colleagues, I wrote a White Paper on “The Possible Expiration of the New START, the Last Nuclear Bilateral Treaty Between the United States and the Russian Federation” and a blog for The Union Concerned Scientists, “A Pivotal Moment in US-Russian Arms Control”. I also interviewed Dr. Joe Palca from NPR.
I was featured in the MSU Fall Welcome Back Video. You can hear my voice at the beginning and see me on my microscope at 1:15 in the video below. In the summer of 2020, I was featured by MSU Admissions to virtually welcome the new incoming students. In September 2020, I was announced as a 2020 Jackson Wild Media Fellow.
Top Photo Credit: Tayler Murphy
Side Photo Credit: Annie Barker