Written by Nick Diggins
Hi, my name is Nick Diggins, and I am a first-year medical student at IUSM.
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelors of science in Mechanical Engineering, and then obtained a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
My research experience began in 2010 during undergrad years, when I worked in an orthopaedic lab at the University of Arizona and helped with scaffold facilitated cartilage tissue engineering.
I continued in musculoskeletal research at the University of Michigan focusing on scaffold facilitated tendon tissue engineering.
I also worked for three years at Zimmer Biomet, first as a development engineer and then later as a quality engineer.
I am currently working with Dr. Kacena on her studies with the healing response of bone tissue. I have a great interest in orthopaedics and aspire to become an orthopaedic surgeon one day.