Headshot portrait of Rashmi Sharma- Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: VPUE and Bio-X
Mentor: Yunzhi Peter Yang, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Rashmi is a rising senior majoring in bioengineering and minoring in computer science. Interested in tissue engineering, she is pursuing an honors thesis in Peter Yang’s Orthopaedic Surgery lab, studying the genes responsible for rapid deer antler growth and how they could be useful in the regenerating bone. In her spare time, Rashmi enjoys trying new baking recipes, figuring out innovative ways to prevent squirrels from destroying her garden, and attempting to make music using her voice.

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

Identification of Deer Antler Proliferation Genes for Accelerating Growth of hMSCs

Rashmi Sharma1, Elmer Ker2, Stephen Quake1, Joseph C. Wu3, Howard Chang4, William J. Maloney2, Yunzhi Peter Yang2
[Departments of Bioengineering1, Orthopaedic Surgery2, Radiology3, and Dermatology4, Stanford University]