Arhum M. – BASIS Chandler

BASIS Chandler Senior Arhum M.

Experimental Progress on Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Project/blog link: Experimental Progress on Pancreatic Cancer Cells
BASIS Advisor: Mr. Matthew Cole
Internship location: Tgen-Pancreatic Research Center
Onsite Mentor: Dr. Haiyong Han, Professor, Clinical Translational Research Division

Project Abstract

Scientists can use 3-D models of pancreatic cancer cells to understand the ways they work and how they interact with their surroundings. My research starts with the development of spheroids, which are the above-mentioned 3-D models. I plan to experiment on the metabolic pathways created after these spheroids are developed. Pancreatic cancer cells tend to do glycolysis. Therefore, my experiments will attempt to check how the glycolysis can be altered. There is also potential for drug testing. Certain drugs can be tested, and how these drugs affect the cells can be measured.

Experimental Progress on Pancreatic Cancer Cells