Headshot portrait of Robin Cheng - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Irv Weissman, Professor of Developmental Biology and Pathology

Robin Cheng is a rising junior majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular & cell biology. This summer, he is working in the lab of professor Irv Weissman in the Institute for Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine. He is investigating the expression of the cell surface protein CD90 on cancer stem cells and characterizing its potential as a therapeutic antibody target in murine and human forms of breast cancer. After college, he would like to pursue an MD/PhD degree to advance his studies of cancer and stem cell biology.

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

Evaluation of CD90 as a Therapeutic Antibody Target on Cancer Stem Cells

Robin Z. Cheng1, Stephen Willingham1, Irving L. Weissman1
[Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine1 and Stanford University]