Photo of Stanford student and Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant Daniel Martinez-Krams.
2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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Mentor: Ravindra Majeti, Medicine (Hematology)

“Characterizing In Vitro Cell Culture of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient Samples for Drug and Genomic Screens”

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer of the bone marrow with poor patient outcomes. The most important questions that scientists need to answer about AML biology are hampered by our inability to successfully culture patient samples in the lab. Daniel’s research seeks to identify the features of effective patient sample cultures to facilitate future drug and genomic screens.