Katie Gorick

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
Ashburn, Virginia
B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015)
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Biomedical Engineering


Katie Gorick is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia. Her research centers on the use of focused ultrasound to facilitate targeted gene delivery to the blood vessels of the brain in the context of stroke. Over the past year, she has received funding through a training grant supported by the NIH for students specializing in cardiovascular research. In April 2018 she was awarded a two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association. She recently authored an editorial in the scientific journal Theranostics and will be presenting her research at four international conferences during the summer and fall of 2018. Katie received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015.

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