Caelan Thomas, B.S. M.S.


Caelan received his Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Portland in 2021, with backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. During his undergraduate career, he worked for a year as a researcher developing algorithms for vaccination strategies on small world networks. As a graduate student, he collaborated with Biotronik to prototype a dynamic cardiac environment for practicing leadless pacemaker implantation. Caelan has a passion for applying scientific and engineering methodologies to the development of medical technology, and he plans to pursue a career in applied research and product development. 

These interests led him to join the Center for Regenerative Medicine at OHSU as a research assistant shortly after receiving his degree. His current work focuses on lung and FAST ultrasound annotations in support of efforts to utilize machine learning to develop automated diagnosis algorithms.  

In his free time, Caelan enjoys taking long nature walks, playing board games, practicing tennis, learning new recipes, and collecting way too many houseplants. You can often find Caelan staying up-to-date on all things related to sports in the Pacific Northwest. 


Mechanical Engineering, B.S., University of Portland, 2020 

Biomedical Engineering, M-BME, University of Portland, 2021 

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Caelan Thomas


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