Elise Corbin is originally from the Philadelphia area. She received her B.S. in engineering science at the Pennsylvania State University in 2007. During her undergraduate career she was a research assistant for both the Fuel Cell Dynamics and Diagnostics Lab and the Applied Research Lab, supervised by Dr. Matthew Mench. At the University of Illinois she joined the Nanoscale Thermal Processing Lab directed by Dr. William P. King. She received her M.S. in mechanical engineering in 2009, and her thesis was, "Substrate Dependance, Temperature Dependance, and Temperature Sensitivity and Resolution of Doped-Silicon Microcantilevers." Her research interests include bio-sensing on the nano-scale and together with her co-advisor Dr. Rashid Bashir she will be continuing toward her Ph.D. working on cell mass sensing techniques and devices.