Princess Imoukhuede joined the Bioengineering Department in 2012. She is bringing her passion and expertise to solving the problem of cancer. Concerned that more than twenty American women are diagnosed with cancer every hour, she says”The situation inspires revolutionary approaches toward improving patient treatment and survival. My lab is trying to understand whether there is a subset of patients for whom anti-angiogenic treatments are especially useful, and if so, find out how we identify those patients.” Princess who is also an affiliate of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is focused on preparing the future generation of bioengineers at Illinois and to diversify that next generation. Princess and colleagues have a grant to research the experiences of undergraduate women of color in engineering at Illinois in order to identify ways to increase and sustain their participation in STEM fields.
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