Madison Ross

Madison Ross

  • Scholar-elect
  • United States
  • 2024 PhD Chemistry
  • Jesus College

As an undergraduate researcher in the Butler Polymer Research Laboratory at the University of Florida, I developed an interest in bridging the gap between polymer chemistry innovations and biomedical applications. During my PhD in Chemistry, I intend to tackle biomedical problems from a molecular-level approach and to design stimuli-responsive materials with potential for the controlled and long-term encapsulation and release of insulin to treat type 1 diabetes. As a type 1 diabetic myself, I feel incredibly fortunate to have grown up in a country where live-saving technologies allow me to thrive. I am heartbroken by the reality that many people in under-resourced regions lack access to affordable and accessible medical care to treat chronic conditions like type 1 diabetes. I am dedicated to both the pursuit of innovations in therapeutics through polymer chemistry and the expansion of access to these innovations for those in need. I am incredibly honored to join the Gates community and to work to make a lasting impact on the medical field for individuals from all backgrounds.

Previous Education

University of Florida Chemistry 2024