Post-doctoral Research

My post-doctoral research at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH focuses on developing a 3D bio-printed tumor model for immune-oncology drug screening. Often times, experimental results from 2D monolayer cell culture do not predict the outcome in animal models, and thus drug screening fails in the advanced stage. We are trying to develop a 3D platform for biological assays that better predicts the outcomes from experiments done in animal models. We are exploiting the advent of 3D bio-printing technology to grow 3D tumors in petri dish.