Student NameSydney Yu
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Xin Tang
CollegeCollege of Engineering
MajorElectrical Engineering
MinorChemistry
Research InterestsNanotechnology, Bioelectricity
Academic Awards2018 Goldwater Honorable Mention, National Merit Scholar and Benacquisto Scholarship Recipient
OrganizationsCenter for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS), Dream Team Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Generational Relief in Prosthetics (GRiP)
Hobbies and InterestsPhotography, Theater Production

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.