The Lisa Walker travel grant is allowing me to attend the Gordon Conference on “Drug Carriers in Medicine and Biology” this August. This is most certainly the premiere conference in my research field. It brings together the top researchers across industry and academia, and across the nation and abroad, to one place to discuss the issues impacting effective biological therapeutic delivery. Gordon conferences are also special in that scientists are free to discuss pre-published work, therefore it’s an invaluable conference to be sure my work is at the forefront of the field. Additionally, in my final year of my PhD, this conference will allow me to network with top companies and faculty to secure an industrial or post-doctoral position after Cornell. Thank you to Lisa Walker for making this all possible!

-Dana Thornlow, Alabi Group