Highlights from Announcements 9/12/22

Incoming students stand in a circle, smiling at the camera, during the new student ice cream social
Simon Wheeler for Cornell University

View more images from the September 1 new student ice cream social.


Two Doctoral Students Receive Ford Fellowships

McGraw Tower, Uris Library, Ho Plaza, and Cayuga Lake in fall.Dory Peters and Joseph Miranda have been selected to receive 2022 Ford Foundation Fellowships. Peters, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, received a predoctoral competition fellowship, and Miranda, a doctoral candidate in English language and literature, received a dissertation competition fellowship. Honorable mentions were awarded to nine additional Cornell graduate students.

Read more about the fellowships.

A Personalized Fight Against Arthritis

Erica Secor, wearing a white lab coat with a Cornell Veterinary Medicine logo, stands with a horseArthritis, in horses and humans alike, is difficult to diagnose and treat. As a veterinarian, Erica Secor, D.V.M. ’13, saw hundreds of horses with arthritis, and she understands the obstacles that veterinarians and doctors face. Now a doctoral student in the lab of Heidi K. Reesink, clinical sciences, Secor is developing new tools to help veterinarians and doctors catch early-stage arthritis and provide targeted treatments.

Read more about the research.

Student Spotlight

Yasu XuYasu Xu is a doctoral candidate in biophysics from Wuhan, China. Xu studied material physics at the School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan, as an undergraduate and now studies synthetic biology.

Read more about Yasu Xu.

All spotlights.


BBS Doctoral Candidate Selected for Cell Press Internship

Megan Keller, a doctoral candidate in biomedical and biological sciences, was awarded the Cell Press Graduate Student Science Communication Internship. Her press releases will cover recently published science articles and will appear in journals such as Cell, Cell Reports, and Current Biology.