Periphery neuron repair has always been one of the hot topics to scientists and surgeons. Recent advancements in Dr. Ryan Koppes’ lab have led to the development of a method for differentiating olfactory mucosa stem cells (OMSCs) into Schwann cells, a crucial cell type in facilitating nerve function. With that knowledge, Ziwen aims to perform survival surgery to look at the nerve repair. She is hoping her work will yield a higher rate of nerve repair.
Ziwen joined ABNEL in the fall of 2023 as a bioengineering Ph.D. student. Before joining the lab, she had her M.S. in bioinformatics in Northeastern University in 2022. She graduated majoring in biochemistry at Seton Hall University in 2019 and worked as a research assistant in TheWell Bioscience. She also interned in United Therapeutics in 2021, participating in 3D cell culture and bio printing designs.
Northeastern University ’22
Seton Hall University ’19
South Orange, NJ
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