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Ricki Korff


Ricki Korff, BE'15, received a Cornell Engineering Learning Initiatives grant to support her work in BEE's Bioanalytical Microsystems and Biosensors Laboratory, developing a whole blood point-of-care biosensor for cardiac marker myoglobin.  She was also a National Science Foundation Scholar for the summer of 2013 in the Cold Spring Harbor Atwal Lab, using a bioinformatics approach to study the link between genes specific to germline cells and genes overexpressed in cancer cells.  Ricki has spent four years with the Encouraging Young Engineers and Scientists (EYES) Organization in the Ithaca City School District, developing and teaching science and engineering lessons to underserved elementary school students, and is currently serving as president of the organization.  She has also tutored high schoolers in biology and chemistry.  She worked as a TA for BEE 2600 Principles of Biological Engineering and BEE 1510 Introduction to Computer Programming in MATLAB.  Ricki also volunteers in the Cayuga Med Center ER and a local senior center. Ricki is looking at medical schools for Fall 2015. [BE, biomedical concentration, CALS]