Nikki Votaw


BME Doctoral Candidate, Vice President of BMES Duke Chapter

Nikki received a BS in BME from the Georgia Institute of Technology and started at Duke in the Fall of 2016. Her research interests include using randomly assembled nanomaterials to modulate immune phenotype with the intent to apply this research to various autoimmune diseases. She serves as the Events Chair for Duke's graduate chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society.


Recipient of the William "Monty” Reichert Second Year Fellowship from the Pratt School of Engineering 

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BS in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2016) 

Research Interests

  • Engineering altered peptide ligands to shift the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signals for the treatment of autoimmune diseases
  • Investigating how nanomaterials created in our lab interact with various aspects of the immune system