Somto Okafor

Somtochukwu Stellamaris Okafor

McKelvey School of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, (PhD)

Somtochukwu S. Okafor earned her BSc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Ghana in 2019, where she graduated as the best biomedical engineering student in her class. Following graduation, she took up a research assistant position with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana.

Somtochukwu is currently a Biomedical Engineering PhD student at Washington University in St Louis. Her key research interests are in tissue engineering, biomaterials, and neuro-engineering. She hopes to develop cutting-edge technology/materials through her research that will improve the state of maternal and child healthcare, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Her hobbies are socializing, dancing, and cooking.