Tyler RemundTyler Remund - Huron, SD
Major: Biomedical Engineering
2012

I chose to study biomedical engineering at USD because of the vision it has for a translational medicine graduate program. I was inspired by Dan Engebretson who taught me to think about how engineering could be applied to biomaterials to improve surgical implants.

My most inspiring course was on tissuee engineering taught by Professor Deng. I enjoyed it so much that I chose to study tissue engineered annulus fibrosus cartilage in her lab. I loved the advanced lab spaces and being able to work on a medically relevant problem.

I currently work for Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I work with surgeons and bench researchers to turn their inventions into therapies and ultimatley business opportunities.

One piece of advice I would give is to pursue diverse work experiences throughout your graduate studies. Technology changes rapidly and it takes a diverse set of skills to take a medical device to the clinic.