R&D Engineer




Claire Hildreth is an R&D Engineer at the Jacobs Institute, where she designs and develops anatomical models for medical devices. Claire began as an intern at the Jacobs Institute, where she designed and implemented a particulate counting device that tests the efficiency of embolic filter nets under flow. In coordination with the University at Buffalo (UB) Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center, she developed a robotic catheter navigation system focused on remotely controlled stroke procedures. Claire also worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she investigated how endothelial cells react to their mechanical environment through flow modeling systems.

Claire graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.

In her free time, she enjoys creating her latest artwork, spending quality time with loved ones, outdoor sports, and learning something new (currently, it’s conversational French).