Nicholas King is a PhD candidate whose primary interests are in transport phenomena and soft matter and in creating computational models for medical applications. His current research, supported by a MathWorks Fellowship, explores disease-fighting leukocytes (white blood cells) in the immune system with the goal of advancing the development of leukocyte-based drug carriers. Specifically, Nicholas is developing a new biophysical model of leukocyte extravasation, which describes the migration of leukocytes from the bloodstream to infected tissues during inflammation. This model will be valuable in expanding our understanding of immune mechanisms, precisely identifying interventions to regulate immune responses, and efficiently exploring large parameter spaces for drug design to accelerate experimentation. MATLAB plays a central role in Nicholas’s work. His research has the potential to advance the promising fields of biomedical fluid mechanics and personalized biomedicine, with significant benefits to human health.