2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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

Majed Magzoub will trace the origin of vascular endothelial stem cells – the cells responsible for blood vessel formation – by studying patterning of fluorescently labeled cell populations. This study will use both tumor and developmental models in mice to understand if these cells come from bone marrow or are resident in blood vessel tissue. Results will be useful for developing treatments that limit blood supply to starve tumors.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

The Role of MicroRNA-126 in Tumor Angiogenesis

Cynthia Kosinski1, Terry Reyes1, Majed Magzoub2, George Chen3, Junlei Chang1, Frank Kuhnert1, Calvin J. Kuo1
[Departments of Medicine1, Bioengineering2, and Biology3, Stanford University]