Biomedical Research

Harper Cancer Research Institute | July 15, 2015 

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Two students at the University of Notre Dame, each working on distinct technologies that could change the way cancer is understood and diagnosed, have been awarded the 2015/16 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics. Melinda Lake and Cody Narciso received the fellowships for their high-quality scholarship and the potential that their research could lead to significant improvements in Precision Medicine.

Lake, from ND’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, will serve as the engineering lead of an interdisciplinary team of investigators developing a new way to rapidly sort healthy and cancerous cells based on their intrinsic mechanical properties, like cell rigidity. This approach can be used to identify cells that have transformed from healthy to cancerous, and those with a higher metastatic potential.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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