2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Computational Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Edward Graves, Radiation Oncology

Photo of USRP student Jonathan Wang in the laboratory, working in a fume hood.Jonathan is working to determine the role macrophages play in tumor recurrence following radiotherapy. He is setting up several models observing macrophage migration after irradiation, and analyzing the effect these have on tumor cell recruitment and recurrence. This research may shed light on the mechanisms behind radiation therapy and tumor recurrence, helping researchers to discover potential clinical solutions and more effective post-radiotherapy treatments.

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

Effects of Tumor Irradiation on Circulating Macraophage Localization

Jonathan Wang1, Stavros Melemenidis1, Laura Bronsart1, Luis Soto2, Ysaman Ahrari1, Edward Graves1
[Department of Radiation Oncology1 and Cancer Biology2, Stanford University]