Spotlights

Ph.D. student Lela Bones

Lela Bones, Ph.D. Student

"I find the ability to help people the most rewarding thing about my research. As an individual, I love to volunteer, but there is only so much that a single person can do. When I conduct research, it feels like I am working on something bigger than myself, with capabilities to help thousands, maybe millions of people." Read more

Rose Buchmann

Meet our Students: Rose Buchmann, Ph.D. Student

"Diagnosed with a genetic connective tissue disorder when I was 15, I had to go through many different treatments for this disease. I met a team of biomedical engineers at Mayo Clinic who helped me regain my ability to walk, and I knew that I wanted to make a difference in patients’ lives just like they made a difference in mine." Read more

Derek Holyoak

Derek Holyoak, Ph.D. ’18

Now a senior associate in the Biomedical Engineering & Sciences Practice at Exponent, Inc., Ph.D. alum Derek Holyoak's work involves a mix of proactive biomedical research/testing and reactive scientific litigation. Read more

Kristen Ong

Kristen Ong, B.S. 2021

"Following graduation, I will be working as an Associate Specialist in Merck’s IT Emerging Talent Rotational Program, where I will be rotating between projects in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering." Read more

Alexa Podolsky

Alexa Podolsky, B.S. 2021

"[At Cornell BME] I have learned how to manage my time wisely, how to work with and lead a team, how to communicate scientifically, and how to adapt. I’ve developed these important skills throughout my rigorous experience in BME and I was able to combine all of them while leading my design group for our senior capstone project." Read more

Kevin Cavallo

Kevin Cavallo, B.S. 2021

"Being able to think critically but also creatively has been a key skill that I’ve developed during my four years as a BME....Being able to rebound from failure, understand why something failed and then reevaluate an approach to make it work based on that failure is a life-long skill that I’m glad I was able to learn early on." Read more

Maegan Rudolph

Maegan Rudolph, B.S. 2021

"After graduation, I’ll be moving to San Francisco and working as an Associate Consultant at Trinity Life Sciences...I knew that healthcare consulting specifically would allow me to apply the analytical skills I have developed in BME while continuing to learn about a variety of areas within healthcare and medicine." Read more

Ana Elhom

Ana Elhom, B.S. 2021

"The next step for me after Cornell is being a Decision Analytics Associate at ZS Associates which is a consulting company that works with a wide array of clients including many pharmaceutical and biotech companies." Read more

Sophia Windemuth

Sophia Windemuth, B.S. 2021

"I will be pursuing an MS/PhD at Columbia in the BME department as an NSF fellow....I am so excited to take this opportunity to incorporate everything I've learned at Cornell and start my own research project on drug delivery to glioblastomas." Read more

Stephie Lux

Stephie Lux, B.S. 2021

"After Cornell, I will be heading to the National Institutes of Health, where I received a Cancer Research Training Award to fund a post-baccalaureate research position with the Hernandez group (surgical oncology)." Read more