James Sinoimeri Selected as Future Leader in Chemical Engineering
Fifth-year Chemical Engineering student James Sinoimeri, E’21, was selected for the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium organized by North Carolina State University. This highly-selective research symposium gives a platform for the finest and brightest undergraduate researchers in the United States to present their work and to be recognized for their achievements and growth as future leaders in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Students are selected based on their academic performance, significant research contributions, and demonstrated potential for a successful research career. Sinoimeri was invited to present his research on the use of Hypoxia-Inducing Cryogels for Preclinical Anticancer Drug Screening, which was performed under the supervision and guidance of Professor Sidi A. Bencherif.
Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif, Sinoimeri’s mentor over the past three years, had the following to say about him in an interview: “James is a gifted young man and a bright student with tremendous potential as a chemical engineer. James has proven that he is not afraid to push himself out of his comfort zone, is internally motivated, and is always taking the initiative to elevate his work to a higher level.”
Sinoimeri is currently working at Moderna as an mRNA Process Development Co-op. Moderna is a biotech company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Sinoimeri’s primary responsibilities at Moderna relate to the characterization, optimization, and scale-up of Moderna’s investigational vaccine against COVID-19, more commonly known as mRNA-1273.