Headshot portrait of Olivia Jew - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: VPUE and Bio-X
Mentor: Jill Helms, Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Olivia is a rising senior majoring in human biology. This summer she is working in Dr. Jill Helms’ lab to investigate the role of Wnt, a stem cell growth factor, in skin graft healing and angiogenesis. She is fascinated by tissue regeneration and applications for improving surgical outcomes. Olivia’s hobbies include dance, hiking, ceramics, taekwondo, and traveling. She is involved on campus as a student advisor in the human biology department, a patient navigator at Arbor Free Clinic, and a member of Bent Spoon Dance Company. She plans to pursue a career in medicine after graduation..

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Canonical Wnt Signaling Promotes Skin Graft Survival and Angiogenesis

Olivia S. Jew1, Khosrow S. Houschyar1, Andrew A. Smith1, Jill A. Helms1
[Department of Surgery (Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)1, Stanford University]