2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Michael Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Urology

Linh is a rising senior majoring in human biology with a concentration in global health and infectious diseases. Currently in the Michael Hsieh urology lab, Linh is exploring the natural course of infection with the parasitic blood fluke Schistosoma haematobium in Syrian golden hamsters and testing the effects of dimethoxycurcumin (a curcumin analog) on reducing the ability of Escherichia coli to form a biofilm matrix on urinary catheters surgically implanted in mouse bladders. When she is not studying, Linh loves to rock climb and sing.

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

Combating Catheter-Associated Biofilms with Curcumin Analogs

Thien-Linh Le2, Ji-Yuon Lim1, Yi-Ju Hsieh2, Michael Hsieh2, Lynette Cegelski2
[Departments of Chemistry1 and Urology2, Stanford University]