Lauren Cornell, M.S. completed her B.S. in Genetics at Texas A&M in 2009. After a year internship at Oxford University she then decided to move to San Antonio, Texas to complete her master's degree in biomedical engineering through the UTSA/UTHSCSA joint program, gradating in 2011. Currently she is a post graduate fellow at the US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) and a UTHSCSA Ph.D. student in Translational Science. Ms. Cornell’s passion in translational care inspired her to co-found NovoThelium in 2015, a company focused on improving nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone breast cancer. Ms. Cornell has received a variety of awards for both, her work at the USAISR and as CEO and Co-Founder of NovoThelium. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring young women interested in STEM fields, as well as exploring caves and having afternoon tea.