Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
I research on diagnosis and therapy in cancer. For diagnosis, we are developing a ultrasound contrast agent. Ultrasound is directly applicable to in vivo imaging due to deep penetration depth. For therapeutic strategies, we are developing a device by integrating a microfluidic chip and ultrasonic transducers to engineer cells, such as T cells, to express specific biomarkers to increase anti-tumor activity. By engineering those cells in vitro, we can reinfuse those engineered cells into a patient’s body to treat cancers. With my research, I hope to improve the quality of life for many people with better cancer treatments and even cures.