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2021

October

  • Participated in a workshop to guide students applying for a PhD program

June

May

  • Concluded the 3-day 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium with over 400 attendees and initiated plans to build a platform for postdocs in the Texas Medical Center to network
  • Awarded the Daniel Benedict Gazan Award in Sarcoma Research
  • Launched the 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium
  • Presented DNA Day to high school and middle school students at HISD to learn about DNA and biomedical careers

April

  • Launched registration for the 10th Annual Postdoc Career Symposium
  • Invited as a panelist for a Town Hall to discuss Racism in science with a special focus on Asian trainees and Asian Americans
  • Our work was invited to present at the 41st Euro Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy (Cancer Science 2021).

2020

August

  • Presented an online oral presentation, “The Mesenchymal Tissue Landscape: A scRNA-seq based Metric of Liposarcoma Differentiation,” Columbia Trainee Symposium for Organoids & Organs-on-a-Chip #OOoC2020
  • Highlighted in NAVS Alumni Spotlight NAVS Alumni Spotlight: IFER Fellowship Recipient Danh Truong

January

  • Highlighted research and achievements in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2019 Annual Report

2019

November

  • Presented a poster, “Elucidating how the tumor microenvironment dysregulates Ewing’s sarcoma cell stemness using a scRNA-seq-based differentiation signature,” at FusOncC2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Presented research updates to the Moeller Foundation

April

January

2018

December

November

October

  • Presented an oral presentation, “Gene-expression Profiling of Patient-Derived Fibroblast and Breast Cancer Interactions in a Three-Dimensional (3D) Organotypic Microfluidic Platform,” at BMES in Atlanta,GA

June

  • Patent application US10017724B2 granted.

May

April

March

Feburary

January

  • Awarded the Graduate College Fellowship
  • Highlighted in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2017 Annual Report

2017

November

October

  • Awarded the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship
  • Presented an oral presentation, “The Influence Of Patient-Derived Fibroblasts On Breast Cancer Invasion Profile Within A Microfluidic Platform,” at BMES in Phoenix, AZ

September

March

February

  • Awarded as an ARCS Burton Scholar by the Phoenix Chapter of ARCS Foundation

January

  • Highlighted in ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering 2016 Annual Report

2016

December

October

  • Awarded IFER Graduate Fellowship for proposal, “Studying the biochemical and biophysical influences of fibroblasts on cancer invasion in a tumor-stroma on a chip.” Read more here
  • Presented an oral presentation, “Microengineered Tumor- Stroma Platform Investigating the Biochemical Influence of Stromal Fibroblasts on Breast Cancer Invasion,” at BMES in Minneapolis, MN
  • Research highlighted in NAVS article titled, “Meet the Humane Science ‘Class of 2017’”

May

April

  • Presented a poster, “Microengineered Breast Cancer Invasion Platform,” at Molecular, Cellular, & Tissue Bioengineering (MCTB) Symposium in Tempe, AZ
  • Awarded Poster Presentation Award at MCTB, read more here

February

  • Presented an oral presentation, “Three-dimensional (3D) Invasion of Breast Cancer Cells in a Well-Defined Tumor-Stroma Platform,” at NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (ASME NEMB) in Houston, TX

January

  • Received GPSA Travel Award Grant to travel to Houston, TX for ASME NEMB

2015

October

2014

August

  • Moved to Tempe, Arizona
  • Joined the Nikkhah lab as a Dean’s Fellow

May

  • Graduated from UTA with MS in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Biology