Faces of bioprinting: Meet CELLINK Support and Applications Intern, Griffin Smith!

Name: Griffin Smith

Location: Boston, MA

Position: Support and Applications Intern

Hi, I am Griffin Smith and I have recently started working as a Support and Applications Intern. I am going into my junior year as a Mechanical Engineer at Syracuse University. When I was a kid, I loved reading comic books and books about superheroes, which led me to be interested in engineering. When I started to read about prosthetics, they reminded of the sci-fi technology I read in the comic books. Reading about prosthetics lead to me to bioprinting. I believe that bioprinting is going to be the technology that pushes our medical capabilities to their limit. One day, I hope all the sci-fi technology I read about as a kid will become reality.

What sparked your interest to work with bioprinting?

I wanted to work with prosthetics in high school which led me to read about bioprinting.

What do you hope to see happen with bioprinting during your lifetime?

Fully functional bioprinted organs for human use.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I play Ultimate Frisbee.

What was your dream job as a child?

Either being an engineer or doctor.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Being able to fall asleep whenever, wherever and for however long I need.


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