Micromachinery for Cell Engineering and Physiology
Yoon lab research on diagnosis and therapy in cancer. For diagnosis, we are developing an ultrasound contrast agent. Ultrasound is directly applicable to in vivo imaging due to deep penetration depth. For therapeutic strategies, we are developing a device by integrating a microfluidic chip and ultrasonic transducers to engineer cells, such as T cells, to express specific biomarkers to increase anti-tumor activity. By engineering those cells in vitro, we can reinfuse those engineered cells into a patient’s body to treat cancers. With our research, we hope to improve the quality of life for many people with better cancer treatments and even cures.