Northeastern University

Two CaNCURE winners at RISE 2018

14 CaNCURE students presented their co-op research at the 2018 Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. This annual event features the work of over 400 students and is attended by over 2,000 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts.  Victoria D’Agostino (Bioengineering, ’19) and Neha Shankar (Health Sciences, ’19) were both awarded a first place prize.

Victoria won the Top Engineering and Technology Award or her poster titled, “Development of a Point-of-Care assay for detecting high-risk HPV in resource limited settings.”  Since completing her CaNCURE co-op in December 2017, Victoria has continued to work in the CaNCURE laboratory of Dr. Cesar Castro.  She will be traveling to Botswana this Fall as part of a new co-op with the Castro lab to field-test her device.

Neha won the Top Interdisciplinary Topics Award for her poster titled, “Development of scale-up manufacturing of INCeRT implants for localized tumor delivery of chemotherapeutics.”  She is currently completing her CaNCURE research co-op in the laboratory of Dr. Sri Sridhar.  Neha will be presenting this research on June 20 at the CaNCURE Nanomedicine Day.