Headshot portrait of Rebecca (Beckie) Yanovsky - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Irving L. Weissman, Professor of Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Beckie Yanovsky is a rising biology major at Stanford. She is working in Dr. Irv Weissman's lab on identifying pancreatic nueroendocrine cancer stem cells and developing potential therapies. She plans to continue this project throughout the next year for her senior honors thesis. Beckie recently returned from a quarter abroad in Australia, where she conducted a published research project on the effects of ocean acidification on sea hare larval organisms. Beckie is extremely active in the Stanford community as a volunteer with Camp Kesem, student manager at Stanford's Visitor Information Services, and Residential Computer Consultant. Outside of academics she enjoys traveling, adventuring, and the great outdoors. Beckie hopes to pursue a combined career of medicine and research and is very excited for the many opportunities ahead.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Neuroendocrine Tumor Cancer Stem Cells and Immunotherapies

Rebecca Yanovsky1, Julia Nguyen1, Geoffrey W. Krampitz2, Jeffrey A. Norton2, Thomas M. Krummel2, Irving L. Weissman1
[Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine1 and Department of Surgery2, Stanford University]