Rachel Henning '15


Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Psychology

Hometown: DeWitt, Iowa

My fellowship experience: 
Through this fellowship I learned how to perform immunoblots, immunohistochemical staining, and isolation of exosomes. I also gained practice at creating a scientific research poster and an oral presentation on the research I conducted. I have expanded not only my lab skills, but I have also built connections with Dr. Kraig, Dr. McDade, Mr. Nabers, and the other students in my program. These connections will help me better prepare myself for medical school.

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View Rachel's Cornell Fellows Showcase presentation here.

Rachel Henning '15

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name 
Dimensions Fellow in Research

University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Aims of the Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship is to allow me to get hands-on research experience and thus be able to decide if I want to go MD or MD/PhD. The goals are for me to collaborate on a research project and on a paper that will get published. I also hope to be able to write my senior thesis on this project.

Faculty Sponsor
Barbara Christie-Pope, Biology