Student Spotlight: Ian Berg

Student Spotlight: Ian Berg

Ian BergPhD Candidate, BioengineeringTissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program 2018 Cohort How did your educational path lead you here? I studied engineering mechanics as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois. During that time, I discovered my interest...
Student Spotlight: Sylvia Crowder

Student Spotlight: Sylvia Crowder

Sylvia CrowderPhD, Food Science and Human NutritionCancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C★STAR ) 2017 Cohort How did you find yourself in cancer research?After I received my Bachelor’s in Dietetics from the University of Southern Indiana and...
Student Spotlight: Craig Richard

Student Spotlight: Craig Richard

Craig Richard, Bioengineering Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Program Why did you join the Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) training program?  When I was an undergrad, I interned with Dr. Rohit Bhargava’s lab in 2014 through the Nano@Illinois Program. I decided to join...
Student Spotlight: Sisi He

Student Spotlight: Sisi He

Sisi He, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Integrative Physiology TiMe 2016 CohortC*STAR 2017 Cohort  What first led to your interest in cancer research? I studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at UW-Madison for my Bachelor’s degree. Afterward, I came here to pursue doctoral...
Student Spotlight: Tarun Nagarajan

Student Spotlight: Tarun Nagarajan

Tarun NagarajanCancer Scholars Program How did you get involved in the Cancer Scholars Program? I have immediate family members who have been affected by cancer which helped fuel my interest in cancer research. As an incoming freshman, I had the opportunity to be a...
Student Spotlight: Bingtao Tang

Student Spotlight: Bingtao Tang

Bingtao Tang, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Integrative Physiology C*STAR Program, 2018 Cohort What led to your interest in cancer research? I received my bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. After that, I came to the...
Student Spotlight: Hailey Knox

Student Spotlight: Hailey Knox

Hailey Knox, ChemistryTissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Program What is your research focus? I explore photoacoustic imaging, a technique where light is delivered into tissues, and certain compounds absorb it. When they release it as heat, we can detect that energy...