PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – YASMINE STEWART – 2018 PROGRAM

PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – YASMINE STEWART – 2018 PROGRAM

Yasmine Stewart, a student at Savannah State University, has spent this summer conducting research at the University of Georgia as part of the College of Engineering’s Nanotechnology and Biomedicine REU program. Jasmine has been working to optimize a microfluidic device to better evaluate the interaction between CAR T-cells and solid tumors. CAR T-cell therapy is a type of treatment in which a patient’s T cells (a type of immune system cell) are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. Our 2018 REU students are wrapping up their time with us today at a research symposium in the Coverdell Center.