Mollie Harrison

Mollie Harrison is a senior Chemical Engineering major from Kirkwood, Missouri with minors in Mathematics and Biological Sciences. She joined Dr. Bret Ulery’s Biomodulatory Materials Engineering Laboratory (BioMEL) in the Chemical Engineering Department at the end of her freshman year, where she took over a project investigating the use of hydrogen peroxide for vascularizing regenerated bone tissue. As a sophomore, she continued her research in the lab as a Discovery Fellow. In Summer 2019, she was one of eight MU students selected for the Cherng Summer Scholars Program to conduct full-time research on a project she proposed herself. She has continued to conduct research throughout her time at Mizzou and has presented her work at several MU Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Forums, at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, and at the annual American Institute for Chemical Engineers Conference in Orlando, Florida, where her poster was awarded second place in Materials Science and Engineering. Harrison has also been involved in Omega Chi Epsilon, the national honor society for chemical engineers, since her sophomore year and has served as an ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research for two years. Harrison was selected for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Spring 2020, a nationally competitive scholarship which seeks to recognize students committed to a research career who show great potential to one day be leaders in their field. After graduating in May 2021, Harrison will conduct research at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine over the summer before starting at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall to pursue her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.