“Major League” Researcher: Trela worked an internship at US Biologic this summer, holds a 4.0 GPA in biomedical engineering.
As part of his major, the shortstop needed an internship and was eager to complete one close to his second “home.” The senior, through Bumgardner, was connected with Dr. Jolieke van Oosterwijk, Chief Science Officer with an innovative biotech company called US Biologic located in downtown Memphis. The disease prevention company develops oral vaccines to address the world’s greatest health challenges. After meeting with van Oosterwijk, Trela knew it would be a great fit. He began working on experiments surrounding animal-borne diseases and quickly got into the groove of hands-on work.