Chen a winner in 2023 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest

Ph.D. candidate Allison Chen has been named a winner of the Lasker Foundation's 2023 essay contest.

Meet the Winners of the 2023 Essay Contest and Read the Essays

This year, the foundation asked medical, research, and public health trainees to describe an unanticipated ethical issue they have encountered and the strategies used to address it. Allison's essay, "Research Training in an AI World," was one of five essays chosen.

The winning essays are published in the July 17th issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Allison Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in Cornell's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research is in lipid nanoparticle targeted delivery of ubiquibody mRNA in the laboratories of Matt Delisa and Chris Alabi, and she aspires to bring forth novel technologies from the bench to the clinic to advance drug therapeutics. Allison earned her BS in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She credits many of her scientific endeavors to the support of her great mentors, teachers, family, and friends, and enjoys cooking, reading and dancing in her spare time.

The Lasker Foundation's mission is to improve health by accelerating support for medical research through recognition of research excellence, advocacy, and education.

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