Institute for Bioengineering Research

Nikki Galvis, Ph.D.

School of Engineering - Bioengineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development Ph.D.
Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Former Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Friis
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Dr. Galvis graduated with her Ph.D. in Bioengineering Spring 2015. While at KU, she was awarded a Self Graduate Fellowship in 2011. That year Dr. Galvis also received a NSF Graduate Fellowship for her work on the effects of scoliosis on trunk motion. In 2013, she was honored as a KU Woman of Distinction and tied for first place at the KU Innovation Fair. Ms. Galvis has her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Memphis.