2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology, Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Supported by: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Mentor: Jill Helms, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Mark Fang entered freshman year set on majoring in physics but became interested in developmental biology and regenerative medicine when a friend described the research going on in the Helms Lab. Mark met Professor Jill Helms and joined the lab, where he is currently investigating the pharmacology of a therapeutic that may enhance repair of injured tissues through Wnt signaling. Wnt signaling is important in the regeneration of a wide range of tissues, and Mark hopes that his contribution may help see the therapeutic applied successfully in the future clinic.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

Pharmacology of liposomal Wnt3a

Mark Y. Fang, Nicholas D. Evans, Steven F. Lee, Samuel D. Bockenhauer, Jill Helms
[Biology, Math and Computational Sciences, Surgery, Chemistry, Physics; Stanford University]