Alison Lanzi

Alison Lanzi

Engineer at Next Advance, Inc.

Work History

Work History
2014 - 2016

Engineer

Next Advance

Managing production of new automated western blot processor and coordinating product marketing with international distributors. Previously worked in quality assurance.

2013 - 2015

Undergraduate Researcher

Associate Professor Guohao Dai

Optimized growth conditions for endothelial cells for incorporation into 3D-printed vascular network with potential applications in cardiovascular disease and cancer treatment. 

2012 - 2015

Marketing Intern

Antenna International

Worked with sales and digital media teams to organize marketing database and conducted research to find potential customers in southern US markets.

2010 - 2012

Private Tutor

Tutored high school students in math, science and Spanish.

Education

Education
2012 - 2015

B.Sc.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

GPA: 3.96/4.00

Biomedical Engineering Senior Design

             Developed image analysis software to test children for anemia                  without a blood  draw. Patent submission pending.

Drug and Gene Delivery

                Identified ways to improve efficacy and reduce side effects of                     anti-cancer drug (Bevacizumab) through targeted delivery.

Biomedical Engineering Lab

                Developed hydrogel to promote nerve cell regrowth following                      spinal cord injury.        

Educational and Therapeutic Game Design

                 Designed and built device to improve olfaction in older adults                    in order to slow cognitive decline.

Engineering Design

              Created heat-regulating window blind system to conserve                           energy and reduce heating costs.

2010 - 2010

Summer Session

Brown University

Studied the causes of prion-based neurodegenerative diseases during a high school summer session.

Publications

Lee, V., Lanzi, A., Ngo, H., Yoo, S., Vincent, P., & Dai, G. (2014). Generation of Multi-scale Vascular Network System Within 3D Hydrogel Using 3D Bio-printing Technology. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Cel. Mol. Bioeng., 460-472.

Lanzi, A. M. Optimizing growth media and cell type  for capillary formation in 3D engineered tissues. Poster session presented at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Boston, MA.

Service

Nick Colaneri Fight Block Party                                                                                                              

            Juggled for kids at block party to raise money for police officer with lymphoma.

CROP Hunger Walk                                                                                                                           

            Raised money and walked with team to fight hunger locally and abroad.

Troy Night Out                                                                                                                                  

            Volunteered to juggle and sing at community event.

United Methodist Committee on Relief                                       

                Rebuilt homes for tornado victims and victims of Hurricane Katrina.       

                Worked in soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Washington, DC.       

Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church

                Organized events to raise money and awareness about world hunger.

Honors and Awards

Summa Cum Laude at RPI

RPI Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Competition Honorable Mention

Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) Scholarship

Dorothy M. & Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

State of Connecticut Excellence in Citizenship Award

Brown University, selective program for high school students

Extra-Curricular Activities

RPI Juggling and Unicycling Club President

Partial Credit A Cappella Treasurer

Tau Beta Pi Active Member

Club Soccer Player