2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomedical Computation
Mentor: Wendy Fantl, Urology

High grade Photo of undergraduate student Alexis Lowber sitting at a desk in the lab, looking at cancer images on a computer screen.serous ovarian cancer tumor (HGSOC) is characterized by a mixture of diverse aberrant cells, which has inhibited the development of a curative treatment. It’s been hypothesized that the functionality and survival of specific types of cells residing in the tumors could be greatly dependent on the neighboring tumor, immune, and stromal cells, which could mean that these neighboring cells are possible new targets for treatment. Alexis will work with her mentor on implementing an imaging technology called CODEX to study the neighboring cells in HGSOC samples.