Helena Freire Haddad

BME Doctoral Candidate

Helena grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in dance from Northwestern University in 2021. Outside of lab, she enjoys travelling, dancing, listening to music and spending time with friends.

Contact Information

  • Email Address: helena.freire.haddad@duke.edu


  • BS in Biomedical Engineering with honors from Northwestern University (2021)

Research Interests

  • Engineering mucus-penetrating materials for mucosal vaccine delivery
  • Active immunotherapies to mitigate inflammatory diseases