2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Fan Yang, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering

Photo of USRP student Elisa Liu in the lab, working in a fume hood.Glioblastoma represents one of the most common brain cancers, yet effective therapies remain elusive as tumor cell phenotypes are poorly understood. Elisa is working on a platform that uses a 3D gradient hydrogel which can provide a high-throughput screening of how tumor microenvironment affects cell behavior. The platform offers the opportunity to study the physiological behavior of tumor cells and provide a system for studying potential novel treatments.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

A Novel Method to Fabricate 3D Gradient Hydrogels with Clinically Relevant Dimensions for Cartilage Repair

Elisa Liu1, Danqing Zhu1, Fan Yang1,2
[Departments of Bioengineering1 and Orthopaedic Surgery2, Stanford University]