Andrea Ortuno

M.Eng. Student
Mechanical Engineering

390 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
aio23 (at) cornell (dot) edu

Andrea began her Masters of Engineering at Cornell University in Spring 2018, and is currently working on bioimage analysis of endocytosis, as well as machine learning and computer vision techniques in the context of spot detection in biological images.


Andrea graduated from Columbia University in May of 2016 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and minors in Hispanic Studies and Mechanical Engineering. As an undergraduate,  Andrea worked at the Neurotrauma and Repair Laboratory at Columbia University, where she used MATLAB to analyze the stretch rate and the stretch distance on in-vitro brain tissue to find a relationship between repeated stretch injury and cell death after blast, as well as the difference in long-term potentiation from brain tissue slices submitted to repeated blast injuries.  Following graduation, Andrea worked as a Business Operations Manager at OpenBCI, Inc for two years.

Andrea joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory at Cornell in March of 2018.

In her free time Andrea enjoys reading contemporary Latin american books, horseback riding, yoga, and playing video games.


B.S. (2016) Columbia University, New York, NY, Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanics,  minors in Hispanic Cultures and Mechanical Engineering