2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Calvin Kuo, Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

George is a rising junior majoring in biology with a concentration in neuroscience. This summer in Calvin Kuo's lab, he is studying the effect of miR-126 deletion on tumor angiogenesis by using a Lewis lung carcinoma syngeneic mouse tumor model. In this approach, wild-type control and miR-126 knockout mice on a C57/BL6 background will be inoculated subcutaneously with LLC cells. Some of his other interests include writing for The Stanford Daily and swimming. He plans to pursue medical school after graduation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

The Role of miR-126 in Lung Tumor Angiogenesis

George Chen1, Cynthia Kosinski1, Calvin Kuo1
[Department of Medicine1, Stanford University]