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Alexa Wnorowski


Alexa Wnorowski, BE'15, is a 2015 Merrill Presidential Scholar who is researching aortic valve calcification and exploring in vitro models of the disease in the Butcher Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in Cornell's Dept of Biomedical Engineering.  She is a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar, and has received two National Science Foundation Fellowships for summer research.  She is a TA for BEE 3310 Bio-Fluid Mechanics, and has worked as an ophthalmic medical assistant and as an law firm intern, analyzing medical patents and technical descriptions.   She has worked on the Cornell Orientation Steering Committee, and on the boards of the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta.  She is also a dancer with the Pandora Dance Troupe.  She plans to go into a biomedical engineering PhD program after graduation.  [BE, biomedical concentration, CoE]