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.