Sydney Yu

Sydney Yu


Dr. Xin Tang


Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF Health Cancer Center


Electrical Engineering & Biochemistry




Dream Team Engineering (DTE), Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS)

Academic Awards

2021 Fernandez Scholar, 2018 Goldwater Honorable Mention, National Merit Scholar and Benacquisto Scholarship Recipient


Shands Arts in Medicine, Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT)

Research Interests

Cancer biomechanics, electrophysiology, nanotechnology

Hobbies and Interests

UF Carillon Studio, Baking, Musical Theater

Research Project

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Investigation of Cancer Cells

Nearly 90% of cancer death is caused by cancer metastasis. Successful identification the “regulator(s)” and “switch(s)” of the onset of metastasis can significantly improve precise medicine and therapies for cancer treatment. In this project, we will investigate how physical and chemical parameters influence the cancer cells growth, invasion and metastasis in body. Using multidisciplinary scientific approaches, we design and develop new tools to tackle these questions.