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Chelsie’s Research and Awards

Welcome! Chelsie Boodoo earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University (FIU). She moved to East Lansing, Michigan to go to Michigan State University (MSU) to pursue her doctorate in Biomedical Engineering. Her dissertation focuses on what happens when the bladder overstretches. At the 2016 FIU McNair Conference she won 1st Place Oral Presentation in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science for her research in Raman Spectroscopy conducted at Texas A&M University. In 2019, she won 1st Place Best Poster Presentation in Health, Food Safety and Biomechanics at the MSU Engineering Symposium for her research on how mechanics affect the extracellular matrix of the bladder.

Other Awards

First Place for 2020 College Radio Talk Show

2020 Gold Award for MSU Graduate Student Leader


With colleagues, she 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”. Chelsie also interviewed Dr. Joe Palca from NPR.

Chelsie was featured in the MSU Fall Welcome Back Video. You can hear her voice at the beginning and see her on her microscope at 1:15 in the video to the right. In the summer of 2020, she 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 and as an MSU Graduate Leader Fellow for the College of Engineering.





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