Maria Hudock

MD/PhD Student

I joined the lung team in the GVN Lab to pursue translatable solutions for lung disease patients. My early research interest in elastomers, curiosity about the mechanics and immense cellular diversity of the lung, and heartbreak over witnessing patients struggle to breathe due to radiation-induced lung injury and other pulmonary diseases are synergistic motivators for my current work with the team.

In 2019, I earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and defended my honors thesis on a new osteoconductive scaffold for long bone defects. Currently, I’m an MD-PhD student at Columbia. Outside of lab, I am an amateur home coffee roaster, love hiking and running whenever possible, and am working on becoming a licensed Zumba instructor. Look for an overcaffeinated lung team dance number coming soon.

Research Interests:

Lung tissue engineering

Regenerative medicine

Device design and development


B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Penn State University, 2019