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‘Marjan Rafat’

VINSE Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments in the 17th Annual Fall Faculty Celebration

Oct. 11, 2023—The 17th annual VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration was held on October 10, 2023, recognizing accomplishments of our community and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME TO VINSE Xiaoguang Dong | Mona Ebrish | Marjan Rafat | Krishnendu (Krish) Roy | René Colehour | Jasmine Zhang FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Shihong...

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23rd Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum, NanoDay! 12/8/23

Sep. 29, 2023—A yearly forum for members of the VINSE community engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Registration closed Schedule Student Life Center 11:30 LUNCH begins 12:00 POSTER SESSION 2:00 Opening Remarks Dr. Sharon M. Weiss 2:20 Modeling the irradiated breast microenvironment to evaluate tumor and immune cell interactions Dr. Marjan Rafat 2:40 Wireless Miniature Robots for Minimally Invasive Medical Operations Dr. Xiaoguang Dong 3:00 GaN...

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Researcher Highlight: Tian Zhu

Jan. 5, 2023—Tian Zhu, 5th year Chemical and Biomedical Engineering graduate student in the Rafat Lab While radiation therapy (RT) is an efficient treatment for patients with triple negative breast cancer, patients continue to experience recurrence after RT. The extracellular matrix (ECM) in the tumor microenvironment plays a major role in tumor progression and metastasis. ECM structure,...

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Researcher Highlight: Marjan Rafat

Jan. 5, 2023—Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The Rafat Lab combines engineering and cancer biology concepts to examine the mechanisms driving tumor recurrence and metastasis. We study the relationship between tumor cells, normal tissues, and the immune system as a means of understanding the microenvironment to determine how each component contributes to metastasis and relapse...

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