Headshot portrait of Nicholas Hansen - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Stephen Skirboll, Neurosurgery

Nicholas is working in Dr. Skirboll's lab, which is searching for antibodies that will bind to distinct surface proteins specific to cancer stem cells. Identifying these specific antibodies would allow for the detection of stem cells (which are crucial for the survival and growth of the tumor) apart from regular tumor cells.

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

Screening of Candidate Cancer Stem Cell Markers in Glioblastoma Using a Live Cell Array

Nicholas Hansen1, Hai Li1, Stephen Skirboll1
[Department of Neurosurgery1, Stanford University]