Terrell is a Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD. She studies molecular bioengineering under Professor Amy Sung. Using a gene knockout mouse model, Terrell investigates how a single gene contributes to the organization and nanomechanics of cell membranes. Such studies will lead to better understanding and treatments of blood and heart diseases. Terrell is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and obtained her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2004, graduating magna cum laude with departmental honors. Terrell is active outside the lab. She serves as the Vice President of External Affairs for the Graduate Student Association at UCSD and Board Chair of the system-wide UC Student Association. She has also dedicated three summers as a lab instructor in the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS), inspiring outstanding high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2010