Steven Wang attends Harker School in San Jose, California. This summer he has interned in the lab of Dr. Peter Lee at City of Hope Medical Center. As an extracurricular, he enjoys playing basketball and baseball.
|Steven Wang working in the lab. He submitted this photo to our #CIRMStemCellLab Instagram feed.|
Now that I have been exposed to stem cells both theoretically and in the lab, I have come to realize that stem cells can be applied literally anywhere. For example, Karen Aboody, a researcher at City of Hope, is evaluating the efficacy of utilizing neural stem cells for a drug delivery device to eliminate glioma. On the other hand, researchers at the National Institute of Health are investigating the potential use of stem cells to aid transplantations of organs. In my own research, I discovered that stem cell associated genes play an integral role in the development of tumors and utilizing therapies to target these markers may have potential therapeutic impact. I am truly fascinated with stem cells after getting hands-on experience with them and recognizing the applications of these cells in medical sciences.
Steven submitted this video of his experience: