Headshot portrait of Dominique Dabija - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 and 2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Steve Krausz and Marisa Arredondo
Mentor: Scott Delp, Professor of Bioengineering, of Mechanical Engineering and, of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dominique Dabija is a rising senior majoring in bioengineering. This summer, she is working on clinical and biomechanical research in the Human Performance Lab. She is comparing new and traditional ACL intervention programs and working with Stanford athletes to determine and implement appropriate intervention strategies to reduce risk of injury in non-contact sports. More broadly, she is interested in easing people’s suffering and improving their quality of life both by caring for them directly and by contributing to advances in medical treatments that can be leveraged by other medical practitioners to treat more people.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

ACL Injury Prevention in Female Basketball Players

Dominique Dabija1, Rebecca Shultz2, Scott Delp1, Jason Dragoo2
[Departments of Bioengineering1and Orthopedics2, Stanford University]

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: KC Huang, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Microbiology and Immunology

Dominique is starting her sophomore year at Stanford. She first became interested in Bioengineering during her internship in the Altman lab two years ago. Her interest in interdisciplinary methods for devising medical cures is grounded in her desire to help improve quality of life. Dominique is currently executing a project involving experimental evolution of E. coli bacterial cells with a nonnative cell shape to investigate links between cell shape and fitness and the accurate division regulation by Min-protein oscillations. She hopes that her research will help to answer some fundamental questions regarding cell division with implications in improving the human immune system.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

Evolutionary and imaging approaches to assaying the fitness of rod-shaped and round bacteria

Dominique Dabija and KC Huang
[Bioengineering, Stanford University]