Katie Gorick is a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia. Her current graduate research centers on the use of focused ultrasound to facilitate targeted gene delivery to the blood vessels of the brain in the context of stroke. This past summer, she presented her research at a conference in Barcelona, Spain, and conducted an internship at the National Spine Health Foundation in Reston, Virginia. Her work during this internship, which focused on the clinical use of bone morphogenetic protein in the context of cervical spinal fusions, resulted in a conference presentation in Puerto Rico this past February. She also recently published a first-author article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences regarding sono-selective gene delivery to cerebral endothelial cells with focused ultrasound. Katie received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from MIT in 2015. Katie aims to defend her Ph.D. in the spring of 2021.