Student Profile

Emily Brooks

"I conduct research in UB's Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, where I investigate materials for use in orthopaedic and sports medicine applications."
Emily Brooks, PhD candidate,
Biomedical engineering

A Buffalo, NY native, Emily Brooks is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a member of the Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) program, a professional development program for doctoral students in the sciences at UB. Previously, she was also awarded a fellowship through the Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED).

As an undergraduate, Emily served as president and co-captain of the UB Women’s Rugby Club. She continues involvement in student organizations as co-founder and treasurer of the Graduate Student Biomedical Engineering Organization.

Currently, Emily is completing research in the UB Orthopaedic Research Laboratory. Her work involves the electrochemical and biological characterization of magnesium alloys for use in orthopaedics and sports medicine applications.

She is a member of both the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), and the Society for Biomaterials. Outside of academia, Emily enjoys coaching for the Girls on the Run Program, running, and cycling.

Emily was featured on p. 23 of the 2014-2015 issue of Buffalo Engineer magazine.