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The Research Her

The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Korie Grayson is a biomedical engineer and a diversity advocate for women in STEM. She is a proud alumna of the HBCU Norfolk State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Korie recently obtained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University where she researched the "Cellular Delivery of TRAIL to Treat Metastatic-Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer."


During her grad school career, Dr. Grayson was the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Graduate Coordinator and a Graduate Resident Fellow for the West Campus Housing system that helped create a positive, vibrant, and academically engaging residential community. Korie has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, along with the Robert Mozia Graduate Distinguished Service Award and Graduate Student of the Year from the Diversity Programs in Engineering Department at Cornell University. Korie is the Diversity Chair for @womendoingscience, an IG account that showcases women in STEM from all over the world, and she is on the planning council for STEMNoire, a holistic wellness and research retreat for Black women in STEM. Recently, Korie accepted a postdoctoral research fellow position at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso in Chemical Engineering. She will be starting there in the Fall."


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