University of Notre Dame College of Engineering

Graduate Students

Teresa Brito-Robinson

Dr. Miranda Burnette

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Update June 2016: now graduated.

I am a fifth year graduate student interested in applying my chemical engineering background to conduct translational research in biology and health. My current research focus is to develop a high-content cell-based screening assay. I will apply this method to identify the biological function of novel therapeutics for breast cancer brain metastases. This approach will dramatically increase the speed and accuracy of pre-clinical functional validation of compounds for brain metastasis.

Teresa Brito-Robinson

Cody Narciso

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

I use Drosophila to study the impact of mechanical forces on cellular processes and organogenesis. Currently I am working on developing novel microfluidic strategies to manipulate Drosophila organs under live observation on a confocal microscope.

Teresa Brito-Robinson

Pavel Brodskiy

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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I am elucidating the genetic and mechanical mechanisms behind the regulation of tissue size in the Drosophila embryonic epidermis. Currently, I am studying cellular and biochemical readouts of embryos with perturbations in cell cycle, cell death, and signaling pathway activity.

Teresa Brito-Robinson

Qinfeng Wu

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

My research focuses on calcium signaling in developing epithelial tissues in Drosophila. Currently, I am using the wing imaginal discs as the model organ for investigating the interplay between intercellular calcium signaling and various morphogen pathways (hedgehog, wingless, notch etc.).