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Allyson Gibson Anderson '03

Allyson Gibson
Biomedical Research Engineer
Stereotaxis, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.


B.A., Wofford College (2003)
M.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (2005)
Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (2009)

Career Highlights:

After completing her Ph.D. research in the Laboratory for Ultrasonics at Washington University, Allyson Gibson Anderson joined the staff of Stereotaxis, Inc. as a biomedical research engineer. Her Ph.D. research, which has been published in various scholarly journals, focused on quantitative cardiovascular tissue characterization in mid-gestational fetal hearts and hearts of subjects with type 2 diabetes. Through her doctoral research, she has collaborated with several physicians at Washington University's School of Medicine and spent four months at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C., working with distinguished scientists. During the summer of 2008, Anderson was awarded a national fellowship, and was named the Martha Anne Reynolds Endowed P.E.O. Scholar for her contributions to the scientific field. In addition, Anderson designed a study of health care public policy in the St. Louis community as a participant of the Coro Women in Leadership Program. She is a featured "Women in Science" lecturer at Washington University.

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