Building Organoids to Combat Cancer
Shivem Shah is one of a new generation of scientists who are developing therapies that will modulate the immune system to combat disease. They are called immunoengineers. A fourth-year biomedical engineering PhD Student, Shah first became interested in biomedical engineering because of the opportunity to create therapies for diseases with inadequate treatments. He is specifically drawn to immunoengineering for its potential to treat and possibly even cure diseases with poor prognosis, such as cancer.
"I chose my research topic because I wanted to understand how we interact with our environment on a small scale and I think that passion has translated to also understanding how we interact with other as scientists and with the public at large." Read more about Joseph Long, Ph.D. Student
"I have learned so many new skills ranging from laser cutting to Arduino to lathing. Working with multiple stakeholders and team members in the development of the products has been a truly valuable experience." Read more about Lydia Ooyama, B.S. '19, M.Eng. '19