Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive primary malignant brain tumor with a median survival of 15 months. GBM cells vary in tumorigenicity and stem-like capacity, and there is a population of highly proliferative and invasive GBM stem cells (GSCs) that contribute to tumor reoccurrence. GSC populations are heterogeneous and mechanisms underlying their invasion are not well understood. Further, there are few in vitro models that adequately capture the invasive behavior of these cells. My project utilizes an in vitro platform to study the mechanisms of GSC invasion to identify potential therapeutic targets.
B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Southern California
Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2022 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellow, 09/2022-present