Home Country: Israel
After completing her undergraduate degree as a dual major in physics and neuroscience at Bar Ilan University, Nitzan Segal enrolled at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering to pursue her master’s degree in biomedical engineering with a concentration in bioimaging.
During the time she’s spent so far at NYU Tandon, Nitzan has already reaped exceptional benefits. She was connected to a prestigious internship at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), where she was exposed to inspiring scientists who helped Nitzan hone the focus of her ongoing research and studies.
Another aspect of Tandon that Nitzan enjoys is the opportunity to take courses in diverse areas of biomedical engineering and truly explore her field. One of Nitzan’s favorite courses is Guided Studies, in which she collaborates on research projects with extraordinary innovators. This experience, she says, “opened my mind to research and different techniques.” For example, in the Laboratory for Biomechanics, Mechanobiology, and Regenerative Medicine, run by Professor Alesha Castillo, Nitzan was afforded the opportunity to contribute to a bone regeneration project using a cutting-edge RNAseq method.
“NYU Tandon gives you the tools to think outside the box and push you to be a better version of yourself,” Nitzan says. Plus, studying in New York City is incomparable, as “you have tons of options to be exposed to the top-level companies in the world and to meet the best people in your field.”