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.
Tan's Ph.D. research led to breakthroughs in nanofabricated single molecule/single cell chips for new biomedical applications such as cancer studies. Her solid foundation in interdisciplinary thinking from a world-class education well positioned Tan to take on key leadership roles in industry. Read more about Alumni Spotlight: Christine Tan, Ph.D. 2011