Alec Purcell '24

Alec is concentrating in Genetics, Genomics and Development with plans to attend medical school.  On campus and in Ithaca, he is on the E-board of the Ithaca Health Initiative, a member of State of the Pod and the Cornell Healthcare Review, a Genetics TA, and a Sciencenter volunteer.  Alec is currently involved in research in the lab of Chun Han studying Drosophila neurology and genetics.  In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing basketball.  His favorite course at Cornell so far has been SPAN 2095, for the professor (Cecilia Lawless) and classmates.  In previous summers, Alec has worked as a summer camp counselor, a soccer/basketball referee, a tutor and volunteered at a local hospitals.

Alec’s words of encouragement for incoming students

“Cornell can be overwhelming but if you put yourself out there and find your friends and motivation it all feels worth it being here.”

College: Arts

Tutoring: CHEM 2070/2080, CHEM 3570/3580, BIOG 1440, BIOMG 2800/2801, BIOG 1500, CHEM 2510, BIOEE 1780

Email: abp67 [at]