Dr. Yong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded two awards during the summer. Prof. Zeng has received a competitive R21 award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is entitled “Integrated Microfluidic Exosome Profiling for Early Detection of Cancer”. The major goal of this project is to develop an integrated microfluidic platform for multiplexed biomarker profiling of circulating exosomes as non-invasive markers for cancer screening and early detection.
Prof. Zeng’s group was also selected for a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Award funded through the Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC) at KU. His proposal is entitled "Microfluidic Molecular Analysis of Tumor-Derived Exosomes". The objective of this proposal is to develop novel microstructured functional materials for high-performance microfluidic isolation and molecular profiling of cell-derived exosomes in biofluids.