Headshot portrait of Heidi Norton - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Jennifer Cochran, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and of Chemical Engineering

Heidi Norton is a rising senior majoring in materials science and engineering with an emphasis in biomaterials. She is working on developing a new scaffold for protein engineering with applications in cancer imaging and therapeutics in Dr. Jennifer Cochran’s lab under the mentorship of Sarah Moore. Peptides engineered using this scaffold, which is derived from spider venom, appear to be metabolically stable and have high tumor uptake in mice. Heidi is from Utah and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and rock climbing. She plans on going to graduate school in bioengineering.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Development of Stable Knottin Scaffolds for Protein Engineering

Heidi Norton1, Sarah Moore2, Alan Leung3, Jennifer Cochran2
[Departments of Materials Science & Engineering1, Bioengineering2, and Chemical Engineering3; Stanford University]