Developing affordable diagnostic tools for developing countries. Jeerapond Leelawattanachai completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cornell under Prof. Moonsoo Jin. Her research focused on...Read more about Alumni Spotlight: Jeerapond Leelawattanachai, Ph.D. 2014
Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Dotse, M.Eng. 2011
Daniel Dotse studied biomedical engineering at Cornell University with a keen interest in nanotechnology. Dotse’s Cornell education was made possible by the Lester B. Knight Scholarship for bright low-income students with a strong interest in engineering and business. The impact of the scholarship went beyond financial freedom to pursue his passions, and Dotse was compelled and motivated to explore ways he could positively impact others in the way that the scholarship opportunity opened up doors for him. This led him to establish a 30,000-book library in his home country, Ghana. And now with his non-profit Teach For Ghana, Dotse hopes to provide access to an excellent education to all children in Ghana.
Prior to establishing Teach For Ghana, Dotse worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At Regeneron, his role entailed purifying protein molecules for the manufacture of active pharmaceutical products for treating various diseases. He credits this experience for exposing him to the power of social change on a large scale. For him, it was incredibly rewarding to produce innovative drugs that were accessible to a large number of individuals.
NOTE: Since this spotlight, Wayne was awarded a TED Fellowship for 2017 and participated with a TED talk titled "We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer." Cornell's College of Engineering wrote a...Read more about Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Wayne, Ph.D. 2016
At Cornell Stephanie conducted research in Dr. Carl Batt’s lab focusing on protein engineering for targeted cancer therapeutics. Following graduation, Dr. Parker moved back to home to sunny Southern...Read more about Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie A. Parker, Ph.D. 2015