Andrea Deranek, Ph.D. is a Senior Quality Engineer at ZimVie, where she collaborates with cross-functional departments, suppliers, and external experts to implement ZimVie quality goals. She conducts audits, inspections, and test protocols, and analyzes data to ensure product conformity to established requirements and standards.
She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Biophysical Society. During her academic studies, she conducted research at British Petroleum, NovaBone Products, LLC, Munich University of Applied Sciences, University of Florida, and Purdue University.
Defining the Flexible Cardiac Troponin T Linker Region in Relationship to Actin and Determining Effects of Pathogenic Point Mutations, poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Student Research Expo, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2022 and 2021; Biophysical Society 64th Annual Meeting, 2020.
Structurally Defining the Flexible Cardiac Troponin T Linker, Biophysical Society 66th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2022.
Mapping the Cardiac Troponin T Linker Region to Actin and Determining Pathogenic Point Mutational Effects, poster presentation at the Biophysical Society 65th Annual Meeting, 2021.
Computational and Experimental Investigation of Cardiac Troponin T R173Q, R173W, and Δ160E Mutation Specific Correlates to Disease, poster presentation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meetings, 2019 and 2018.
Experimental investigation of the Unstructured Cardiac Troponin T Linker Region Containing Highly Penetrant Mutations, poster presentation at the 7th Annual Biomedical Engineering Student Research Expo, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2019.
Structural Investigation of Tropomyosin D230N and S215L Mutation Specific Correlates to Disease” and “Computational and Experimental Studies of Divergent Clinical Effects in Proximate Thin Filament Mutations, Poster Presentation at Myofilament Meeting, Madison, WI, 2018.
Investigating the Structural Effects of 4 Tropomyosin Mutations that are Spatially Differentiated, poster presentation at the Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2017.