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Jessie Jeon

Email: jjeon@mit.edu

Focus group: Cancer

Department: Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Chongju, S. Korea

Undergrad: MIT

Research summary:

Not too well known fact is that cancer metastasis is cause of 90% of human cancer death. I study the last step of metastasis called extravasation, that is cancer cells penetrating the blood vessel of new location by developing a novel platform in a chip format, which one can visualize the cancer cell invasion in real time. Doing so, we can systematically investigate the behavior of the cell population and hopefully find a way to block cancer metastasis.