Project

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of malignant brain tumour which maintains a median survival of just 15 months. One major cause of treatment failure and high recurrence rates is the aggressive diffuse invasion of glioma cells to the surrounding brain parenchyma which enable tumours to evade therapeutic chemotherapy treatments. To date, this poorly understood cell invasion process has not been mimicked in vitro, hindering the development of effective treatments to combat this disease. My project focuses on the development of a GBM microenvironment.

Education

University of Waterloo
BASc Honours Nanotechnology Engineering (2015 – 2020)
First Class Honours, Distinction
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Evelyn Yim

Awards

CGS-M through CIHR (2020 - Present)
Nanotechnology Engineering Design Symposium Award (2020)
Baylis Medical Capstone Design Award (2020)
Vahlenkamp Memorial Engineering Scholarship (2019)

MASc Candidate, 2020 – Present