PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering - Cornell University
Joseph Long is a fourth year PhD student in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. He investigates how the cells in our bodies respond to forces from their environments in the Lammerding lab. He incorporates a combination of biology and engineering to answer fundamental questions about mechanically active cells that could lead to therapies for rare muscular dystrophies. Along with research, Joseph has been president of the graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) where he was involved in K-12 outreach and professional development initiatives. He is also Vice President of Advancing Science and Policy, the science policy group at Cornell. He has been involved with the Cornell Careers Beyond Academia program where he participated and coordinated several events including participating in the AIMBE Public Policy Institute.