From Left: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Jonathan Lovell
During the summer of 2014, I was able to spend some time working the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Lovell. With the help of another student, Kevin Carter, we came up with a project to better characterize novel light activated porphyrin doped (PoP) liposomes. The goal was to visualize light release of the PoP-Liposomes via MR using the facilities at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. We were able to collect preliminary data, but due to personal time constraints and obligations, I was unable to progress the project past early stages throughout the summer.
While working with the lab of Dr. Lovell, I received a small monetary award from UB's Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities. I was also selected as a 2014 Undergraduate Dean’s Research Conference Scholarship recipient. Select slides from my presentation at the McNair Research Conference can be found Here