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Rakeeb Kureshi


Rakeeb Kureshi, BE'17, is the recipient of the CALS Academic Excellence award in Biological Engineering for the Class of '17.   He is a transfer student who has been on the Dean's list his every semester at Cornell.  He is an undergraduate researcher in the BEE Ma Lab - working with the design of a new catheter for an insulin pump and pancreatic cell encapsulation.  He has TA'd for Heat and Mass Transfer, Biochemistry, and Biofluid Mechanics.  Rakeeb volunteers with the groups Encoursaging Young Engineers & Scientists (EYES), the Science Olympiad at Cornell, and has done tutoring.  He has written two NIR Proposal drafts, "Degradable and injectable scaffold for the improved repair of bone fracture" and "Bacteroides sp. strain D8-loaded polymer microcapsules for artery plaque reduction".  He plans to go to medical school after graduation. [BE, CALS]