Dr. Michele Staud Marcolongo

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Dr. Michele Staud Marcolongo

Class of 1982

Year Inducted 2011

A biomedical engineer, patent holder, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Marcolongo is the Associate Dean for Intellectual Property at Drexel’s College of Engineering. As co-founder of Gelifex, Inc., a medical device company, she developed polymer-based implants used for relieving back pain and restoring motion to patients suffering from disc disease.  Author of many articles, her research is focused on orthopaedic biomaterials.