Elaine Skowronski is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), developing assays based on electrokinetic technology to detect biomarkers of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, glioblastoma multiforme, and traumatic brain injury. Elaine received her B.A. in Chemistry at Wellesley College, and her M.S. in NanoEngineering at UCSD. During her M.S. work, she worked with Dr. Michael Heller. For her Ph.D. studies at UCSD, she is continuing her research under the guidance of Dr. Michael Heller and is focused on designing diagnostic assays based on electrokinetic techniques. She received the Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology (CRIB) Fellowship and San Diego Fellowship in 2014. Elaine is an avid practicioner of Classical Pilates and recently completed instructor training in the method.