About Me


Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Christopher Freda and I’m currently a first-year Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University. It still feels different to state that I’m studying in the field of biomedical engineering, mainly because it’s a new field for me. As an undergraduate I studied Pharmacy for 2.5 years and was certain since the age of 17 that I’d be a pharmacist. Things changed and I eventually graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, from which I immediately started school at Stony Brook as a Biomedical Engineering student.

I’m enjoying the program thus far, and am grateful for all the faculty and friends I’ve met this past semester. Coming from St. John’s University where I was not exposed to research opportunities, I was nervous to begin working in a lab for the first time. Fortunately I’ve had a warm welcoming from Dr. David Rubenstein and all the students in his lab. I’ve yet to begin my own personal project but I’ve been putting a lot of time into the lab working with other students and learning many lab techniques I’ve never been exposed to.

So far my experience at Stony Brook has been great and if you’d like to know more about me or my future research goals please feel free to visit my Research and Other Interests pages.