2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Fan Yang, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Bioengineering

Jeffrey is currently doing his coterm in biology. His research in Dr. Fan Yang's lab focuses on genetically engineering stem cells non-virally for therapeutic angiogenesis. Specifically, he is transiently modifying adipose-derived stem cells to overexpress angiogenic growth factors and homing signals via poly (β-amino ester) nanoparticulate vectors in order to stimulate blood vessel growth in both in vitro and in vivo models. Jeffrey plans to attend medical school upon graduation.

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

Engineering Adipose-Derived Stem Cells using Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles to Overexpress HGF and CXCR4 for Therapeutic Angiogenesis

Jeffrey Choi1, Lorenzo Deveza2,4, Sungwon Lim2, Fan Yang2,3
[Departments of Biology1, Bioengineering2, and Orthopaedic Surgery3, and School of Medicine4, Stanford University]