AAAS Fellows in front of the U.S. Capitol building

NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


Photo of Dr. Korie Grayson
Credit: National Science Foundation


Dr. Korie Grayson
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships
Division of Innovation and Technology Ecosystems

Class of 2022–2023

Dr. Korie Grayson is a biomedical engineer and chemical engineering researcher. She is a first-generation student and proud alumna of the historically Black university Norfolk State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2012. Grayson obtained a master's degree in 2017 and a Ph.D. in 2020 in biomedical engineering from Cornell University, where she studied cancer drug resistance in 2D and 3D prostate cancer cell-culture environments. Grayson did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in chemical engineering from 2020 to 2022. Her research focused on the evaluation of novel nano- and microparticles for therapy in neutrophilic, acute inflammatory disease and cancer.

As a STEM diversity advocate, Grayson is passionate about increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM by illustrating that #representationmatters. She continues doing advocacy work via community service, workshops and speaking engagements while (re)defining the image of STEM.