- Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2022
- B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017
- Graduate Research Assistant, Mahler Organs-on-a-chip Lab, Binghamton University, 2017-2022
- Teaching Assistant, Biomedical Engineering, Binghamton University, 2018-2019
- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Gaborski NanoBio Device Lab, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2015-2017
- 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Award, Binghamton University, 2023
- Award for Excellence in Research, Binghamton University, 2022
- Career Development Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2020
- Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association, 2020-2022
- LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship, Binghamton University, 2019-2022
- Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship, Binghamton University, 2017-2022
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Diversity Committee Member
- American Heart Association (AHA), Professional Member
- LatinXinBME, Member
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Professional Member
Dr. Mendoza-Seale specializes in tissue engineering, cellular biology, biomechanics, biomaterials science, and in vitro assay development. Her multidisciplinary training in the field of biomedical engineering includes vast cell culture experience (ex. 2D and 3D, stem cells, and primary cells), biomaterial development and selection, biofluid mechanics, and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of tissues, cells, and proteins.
Dr. Mendoza-Seale also has technical expertise in the fabrication of microfluidic devices for biological applications and the evaluation of preclinical tissue models for pharmaceutical testing. In addition, she has experience with the biocompatibility assessment of novel biomaterials using polymeric and natural materials.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Mendoza-Seale obtained her Ph.D. at Binghamton University in Biomedical Engineering, where she developed and characterized microfluidic models of the aortic valve fibrosa to further understand disease onset and progression. From her doctoral research, she has experience in primary tissue and cell isolations, mammalian cell culture, 2D and 3D cell culture, hydrogel fabrication, immunofluorescent and histological staining, biocompatibility assays, confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), photolithography, and polymer bonding. She also serves an active mentor and advocate for underrepresented minorities in STEM through the Diversity Committee of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Binghamton's Watson Scholars Program, and the LatinXinBME community.