Terrell Awak

UC San Diego , 2010
Ph.D. , Bioengineering
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Dr. Terrell Awak earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tulane University, graduating magna cum laude with departmental honors. Dr. Awak continued her studies, earning her Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Outside of the lab, Dr. Awak served as Board Chair of the statewide University of California Student Association, where she was a strong advocate for student issues. During her summers, she served as a lab instructor in the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, inspiring high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering. For her work both inside and outside the lab, Dr. Awak was honored in 2010 as one of five engineering graduate students in UCSD’s inaugural class of Siebel Scholars. After completing graduate school, Dr. Awak began her career in secondary education and currently serves as Assistant Principal at D. M. Therrell High School in the Atlanta Public School System.


UC San Diego

Ph.D. , Bioengineering

Class of 2010

Awards & Publications

2011 Green, T., Vera, C., Sussman, M. A., Martone, M., & Sung, L. A. (2011). Mechanobiology of Erythrocytes from Adult Mice Homozygous for a Targeted Disruption of the E-Tmod Gene at Exon 1. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 4(4), 637-647.

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