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What makes a department? It’s the people who walk the halls, study in the classrooms and work in the offices … faculty, students, administrative staff and research staff.

Want to know more about BEE people? Click on the links to the left to learn about what our faculty members are researching. You can also discover the history of our emeritus faculty, locate one of our administrative staff or read about some of the students in our department and find out what achieving a degree in BEE has meant to them.

People Spotlight

Iman Ali

Iman graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Biological Engineering major and Biomedical Engineering minor. She was the recipient of the 2018 Class Awards for her academic excellence and commitment to community service. Iman served as the president of the Zambia Community Education Initiative (ZCEI) for two years. In this role, she spearheaded numerous events to raise funds to build a high school in rural Zambia. She also served the local community as a volunteer at the Ithaca Free Clinic. Iman was an undergraduate researcher in Professor Butcher's cardiovascular bioengineering lab. Her project focused on the development of a cardiac patch from decellularized tissue for the treatment of myocardial infarctions. She was the head undergraduate teaching assistant for the class Principles of Bioengineering. In addition, she was a tutor for premedical courses at the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI). Iman worked as a computer lab operator throughout her time at Cornell. She was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and the Pre Professional Program (P3). Iman will be working at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a research assistant and medical scribe as she applies to medical school.