Casie Slaybaugh
 COVES Fellow Profile

Casie Slaybaugh

  • Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Board for People with Disabilities

“I learned a lot about writing for a policy audience, the way government functions day to day, and science policy career options in government.”

Summer Responsibilities: Casie investigated geographic disparities as part of the board’s 2023 annual assessment. She compiled a database of services offered by each of Virginia’s 40 Community Service Boards and researched Internet use among people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on challenges facing citizens in rural areas.

Background: Casie Investigates fibrotic and immune response in murine model of acute respiratory distress syndrome and treatment through inhalation of novel extracellular matrix nanoparticles. She presented research posters at the 2021 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting and the 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference. She was second author on two poster presentations at the 2022 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting and gave an oral presentation at the 2022 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting.


  • Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S. Engineering Science and Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University