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Dr. Shreyas S. Rao

Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Rao Laboratory is developing engineering tools to unravel the mechanisms associated with the role of microenvironment in cancer progression, therapeutic response and resistance. The oncogenic progression of cancer from the primary to the metastatic setting is the critical event that defines stage IV disease, no longer considered curable. Despite some success in developing a… Read more about Dr. Shreyas S. Rao

Randall Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards Recognize Innovation

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama. Read more

In The News: In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses these hydrogels to mimic the mechanical aspects of human tissue to study how cancer cells behave in human or clinical settings. Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Yellowhammer News

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity. Read more

In The News: New breast cancer research launches at UA

The University of Alabama is launching new breast cancer research focusing on metastasized cells that are active or asleep in the brain. They’ve managed to create a mock brain, testing it in environments to see how the cells react. Researchers hope the study will help them come up with more effective… Read more

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