HWI Young Professional Spotlight
Catherine Veiders, Engineer
I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s & Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. Over the course of my undergraduate career I compiled a user manual for Omantec LLC on their T-bar medical device with a team of engineers (2016), conducted research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute within the Photodynamic Therapy Lab in 2016-2017, and began my professional career as a Microbiology Technician Intern with Athenex in 2017. I am now a full time Engineer at Athenex and have been employed here for 3 years. In my spare time I enjoy singing, staying active, and spending time with my friends family and fiancé.
Why were you interested in helping HWI?
I was interested based on the work the HWI is doing not only for the medical field but for the community as well. It seemed natural to advance my professional career and represent Athenex through developmental sessions and support the community through HWI events such as Brewing Science.
Why does research matter to you?
I chose my career path in the medical field to make a difference in any way I can to aid those suffering from disease. Research is important to me as I have had loved ones affected by illnesses that were previously deemed incurable until further research was conducted on the subject. It fascinates and excites me that medical technology is continuously advancing to treat or cure diseases that would previously plague a society.