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Allison wins 2023 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest

Updated: Jun 2

Allison selected as one of five 2023 Essay Contest winners sponsored by the Lasker Foundation

Congratulations to Allison Chen who has been named a winner of the Lasker Foundation's 2023 essay contest. 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 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 DeLisa and Alabi labs, 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.

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