Headshot portrait of Sean Valle - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Julien Sage, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cancer Biology) and of Genetics

Sean Valle is a rising junior originally from Portola, California, a half-hour north of Lake Tahoe. He is currently researching the therapeutic potential of RB and p53 reintroduction within small cell lung cancer tumors cells. His research interests also encompass the rising field of synthetic biology and the construction of biological systems from a genomic level. Sean is majoring in biosynthetic engineering, an individually-designed major created under the mentorship of Andrew Endy (bioengineering) and Julien Sage (genetics/pediatrics). He hopes to become an active part of the synthetic biology revolution with regards to research, ethical ideology, and technological advancement.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Molecular Therapies Against Small Cell Lung Cancer

Sean Valle1, Jamie Conklin3, Julien Sage2,3
[Departments of Bioengineering1, Cancer Biology2, and Genetics3; Stanford University]