We develop model systems to better understand: i) how reactions proceed at chemically modified thin films and electrodes; ii) the gradients of abiotic and signaling molecules that form across tissue- and tumor-like structures direct invasion, promote drug resistance, and regulates enzyme expression.
While these problems require techniques found in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, and surface science we are particularly interested in the technologies that allow us to quantitatively measure reactions and analytes.
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Andrew and Z present their work at SERMACS!
Andrew presented a poster entitled: "Assessing chemotherapeutics in co-cultured 3D paper-based tumor models"
Z presented a poster entitled: "Three-dimensional paper-based culture platform for screening endocrine disruptors in a breast cancer model"
Congrats to Julia for receiving the Jason D. Altom Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research at this year's Jr./Sr. Banquet!
Congrats to Catherine and Rachael on successful fourth-year seminars!
Catherine presented her work on "Evaluating the photo-catalytic properties of chemically modified amorphous carbon electrodes".
Rachael presented her work on "Mapping abiotic gradients and tracking cellular invasion in 3D paper-based cultures".
Matt presented the group's work at the University of New Hampshire, Tufts University, and Eli Lilly! Thanks to everyone for the invitation and the opportunity to share our work.