2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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

Jeffrey Kwong's research in the Calvin Kuo lab investigates the use of primary human organoid cultures in cancer modeling. Using this 3-D culture technique, he is transforming normal human gastric and intestinal organoids with lentivirus to generate tumors with defined oncogenes in order to analyze the development of cancer in a controlled setting.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Establishing Organoid Cultures of Human Gastrointestinal Tissues

Jeffrey Kwong1, H. Chuck Zhang1, Michael Cantrell1, Brian Deutsch1, Olivier Gevaert2, Xingnan Li1, J.T. Neal1, Katie Planey2, Steven Wang1, Calvin Kuo1
[Department of Medicine (Division of Hematology)1 and Center for Biomedical Informatics Research2, Stanford University]