Photo of Stanford student and Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Youngyoon Amy Seo.
2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology and East-Asian Studies
Mentor: David Myung, Ophthalmology

“Treatment of Corneal Chemical Alkali Burns with Hyaluronic Acid Gel and CsA-Loaded Nanofibers, a Potential Effective Alternative Mode of Therapy for Corneal Chemical Burns”

Youngyoon Amy’s Bio-X summer research focuses on corneal injuries. In one project, she will analyze data from animal studies to see if integrating electrospun fibers with a particular peptide called cyclosporine A (CsA) would be a better approach to treat corneal chemical burns and suppress inflammation and neovascularization than CsA eyedrops, which can be diluted with tears and quickly washed out. In her second project, Amy will contribute to the data analysis and manuscript writing for another animal study in which crosslinked collagen hydrogels delivered mesenchymal stem cells to alkaline-burned rabbit corneas.