Peer Research Ambassador Ian Sands

OUR Peer Research Ambassador Ian Sands.

Ian is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration of Tissue Engineering.  He works as an undergraduate researcher in the Yupeng Chen Laboratory, studying nanoparticles and their various applications within the medical industry.

Ian began his research experience briefly under the supervision of Dr. Vanden Berg-Foels before shifting his focus towards nanomaterial applications for tissue regeneration under Dr. Chen.  I️n need of additional funding, Ian applied for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Award and the UConn IDEA Grant programs to support his summer and academic year projects.  He was awarded funding under both programs and is currently synthesizing nanoparticles engineered as optimized delivery vehicles for the efficient and effective treatment of post traumatic osteoarthritis and multiple sclerosis.  He will finish the remainder of his time as an undergraduate generating data regarding nanoparticle transfection efficiency and authoring scientific literature for multiple medical journal publications.

If you have any questions regarding research in engineering, feel free to contact him.

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