USC Department of Biomedical Engineering doctoral student Qianhui (Jess) Wu has been awarded a 2019 Merit Award from Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at USC.
The WiSE Program recently celebrated the 2019 award recipients at its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 23. As part of the award, Wu will be provided with a stipend for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Wu is a PhD student within the Computational Systems Biology Laboratory, under the direction of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Stacey Finley.
Wu’s work uses the computational systems biology approach to study the complex signaling network that regulates tumor angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels in solid tumors. The goal of her work is to optimize anti-angiogenic therapeutic strategies and identify effective targets for cancer therapy.
Most recently, Wu was Chair of the organizing committee for the Grodins Symposium, a showcase of Biomedical Engineering PhD research.
The department congratulates Wu on this recognition of her achievements.