Thege awarded the HHMI Med-into-Grad scholarship

After having finished my summer immersion at WCMC, I applied for and won a HHMI med-into-grad scholarship what will allow me to continue the work on microfluidic methods for breast cancer relapse prediction that I started over the summer. This project aims to develop a methodology that allows for the microfluidic capture and identification of circulating progenitor cells and their use as biomarkers for breast cancer relapse. I am very excited to continue this work, as it has a great potential impact and adds functionality to our GEDI device platform. Circulating progenitor constitute an important piece of the puzzle of metastasis, and the potential of interrogating these cells in parallel with circulating tumor cells is very appealing.

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