Caitlin McCabe '23

Caitlin is concentrating in Molecular & Cell Biology.  She plans to pursue a post-baccalaureate gap year position or go to a Masters’ program, before attending graduate school and working towards a PhD in a molecular biology-related field.  On campus, Caitlin is Co-President of the Debates in Health and Science Club, and Co-President of Cornell Circle K Club.  She is involved in research at the Hanson Lab (since February 2021).  In her free time, Caitlin enjoys hiking and tries to get outside as much as possible in the fall and spring to see the changing of the seasons.  She also enjoys cooking and baking, and listening to audiobooks and doing creative writing.  In previous summers, Caitlin worked as a NWREC Blueberry Program Student Assistant, participated in the Summer Program in Cancer Research at MD Anderson, and participated in the Summer Research Training Program at UC San Francisco.  Caitlin enjoys sharing and learning fun and interesting facts (for example: it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland because they’re social animals and can get lonely).  Her favorite course at Cornell has been ARKEO 2661: Ancient Ships and Seafaring: Introduction to Nautical Archaeology.

Caitlin wants incoming first years to know

“Don’t worry about getting everything right on your first try or needing to take some time to get settled.  Coming to college or a new university is a big adjustment, and the most important thing to do is take care of yourself and find that group of friends or a routine that keeps you happy and healthy.  You’re here to learn more about your major, but also to learn more about yourself and being a human being.”

College: Arts

Tutoring: BIOMG 1350, BIOEE 1610, BIOEE 1780, BIOG 1500, CHEM 2070

Email: crm343 [at]