eMed 2018-2019 Advisors


Cornell University Advisor:

Dr. Nozomi Nishimura 



Dr. Nozomi Nishimura grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She majored in Physics at Harvard College where she worked with Prof. Eric Mazur on femtosecond laser ablation. In graduate school she became interested in neuroscience and worked with Prof. David Kleinfeld at University of California at San Diego. Although still in the Physics Department, her research focused on studying blood flow in the brain of rodents and developing laser-based models of small stroke. She came to Biomedical Engineering at Cornell in 2006 to do a postdoc with Prof. Chris Schaffer. She became an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering in 2013. At Cornell, current research expands the use of in vivo imaging techniques to study a variety of disorders including Alzheimer's disease, cardiac disease and cancer metastasis. As a postdoc, she was awarded a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science, the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship and while at UC San Diego, she received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Cornell Health Careers Advisor:

Benjamin Martin


Benjamin Martin is the Assistant Director of Health Careers Advising Programs. He works to ensure that undergraduate Cornell students have the information, counsel, support, and resources to succeed. As eMed's Health Careers Advisor, he helps keep eMed connected with Engineering Advising and Cornell Career Services to ensure that eMed is able to provide support and promote the interests of premed students.

Weill Cornell Medical College Advisor: 

Dr. Susan Pannullo



Dr. Susan Pannullo is the Director of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is Board Certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery, and is Fellowship-trained in Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Pannullo received her undergraduate degree with Honors in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1983 and her Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1987.  At New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and has an additional appointment as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Pannullo is a frequently requested speaker at Cornell. Her areas of particular expertise include treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and Stereotactic Radio surgery. Her research has included numerous clinical trials as well as laboratory research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. As eMed's faculty advisor representing Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Pannullo assits eMed in the planning and carrying out of the annual Weill-to-Weill Conference in New York City.