Sloan Scholar Amanda Barreto has received a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) to help fund her research project and training for a career in biotechnology. 

Barreto is a biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate with a concentration in tissue engineering. Her research focuses on kidney disease and developing regenerative techniques. Chronic kidney disease affects more than 10% of the global population, and affected patients experience varying levels of kidney defects. The only treatment for most patients includes dialysis or organ transplant. 

Barreto is a 2021-2022 Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and has received an honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program. She received a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, magna cum laude, from Florida International University.

The Predoctoral NIH T32 Fellowship in Duke’s Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences NIH NSRA Program. The award supports the departments’ capacity to train the next generation of scientists in biotechnology. The fellows are exposed to various professional development workshops and seminars and participate in a summer internship. The goal of the program is to enhance fellows’ training for biotechnology careers.