Rebecca Byler

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Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University

Becky is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. Over the past seven years, Becky focused her passion for global health and humanitarian engineering through the integration of grassroots non-profit work, extensive scientific research, and international policy advocacy across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Her dissertation work seeks to develop nanoparticle-based vaccines and treatments for leishmaniasis, the world’s second most debilitating parasitic disease, and she recently completed an internship in science, technology, and innovation with the United Nations. When not in lab, Becky volunteers with Engineers Without Borders, conducts STEM outreach in New Haven, and leads international research ethics workshops for Yale College. She is particularly passionate about enhancing equitable access to medicines, reducing R&D barriers for neglected disease biotechnologies, and ensuring human rights-based responses to epidemics and other health crises. Becky holds a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Yale and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech.