2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: Julien Sage, Pediatrics (Hematology & Oncology) and Genetics

Human patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) initially respond well to chemotherapeutic regimens; however, most cases become rapidly resistant to treatments and become lethal. Vicky will replicate this medical phenomenon in murine SCLC in order to generate a mouse model to study the genetic and microenvironment shifts. Generating chemoresistance in the context of a functioning immune system will provide the means to study future targeted therapies.