Bio


Angelie Rivera Rodriguez received her B.S. in Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez. She then moved to the U.S.A., where she earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos. Her thesis was focused on biomedical applications of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for cancer thermal treatment and cell tracking using Magnetic Particle Imaging. In Summer 2022, Angelie joined Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Ferrara and Dr. Michelle James working at the intersection of nanomedicine and medical imaging.

Honors & Awards


  • Stanford School of Medicine’s Propel Postdoctoral Scholars Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2022-Present)
  • NIH F31-Diversity Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (2021-2022)
  • 1st Place 3-Minute Research, LatinX Biomedical Engineering Symposium (2021)
  • Preparing Future Faculty, University of Florida (2021)
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference (2019)
  • Gordon Research Conference Top 8 Talks, Gordon Research Conference (2019)
  • Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, University of Florida (2019)
  • Yale Ciencia Academy Fellow - Ciencia PR, National Institutes of Health (2017)
  • Graduate Student Fellowship (GSF), University of Florida (2016-2020)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP), National Science Foundation (2016-2019)
  • Fellow Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Trainee (U-Star), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (2015-2016)
  • 1st Place Poster Presentation, Emerging Researchers National Conference (2015)
  • UPRM CREST - Nanotechnology Center for Biomedical, Environmental and Sustainability Applications, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, National Science Foundation (2014-2015)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) (2020 - Present)
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (2019 - Present)
  • Diversity Coordinator, Association of Science Communicators 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization (2019 - 2020)
  • Member, Society for Biomaterials (2018 - 2019)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Biomedical Engineering (2022)
  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, Industrial Biotechnology (2016)

Stanford Advisors