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PhD candidate selected as finalist for prestigious MilliporeSigma Award

silvia duarte-sanmiguelDuarte-SanmiguelBiomedical engineering PhD candidate Silvia Duarte-Sanmiguel has been selected as a finalist for the MilliporeSigma Life Science Award for Tumor Biology. Her project, "Nanotechnology-based approaches towards elucidating and modulating the immunology of the tumor niche" was determined by a panel of judges to be excellent in the categories of Innovation, Potential Impact, Communication and Scientific Rigor. 

As a MilliporeSigma finalist, she will present her work at the Life Science Award Prize Event in Darmstadt, Germany on October 22-23, 2018. The best presentation will receive $10,000 while other finalists will each receive $2,000. 

Duarte-Sanmiguel is currently a pre-doctoral fellow working in Assistant Professor Daniel Gallego-Perez’s lab. Earlier this year, she was awarded a competitive two-year predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. Her research involves the development and study of novel micro/nanoscale technologies to control the behavior of immune cells within the context of health and disease (e.g., diabetes and cancer). Overall, her goal is to develop novel therapeutic approaches against cancer or diabetic co-morbidities by “re-educating” immune cells that have gone awry.

contributions by the Department of Biomedical Engineering