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Bioengineering & Biophysics

Dr. Stephany Tzeng

Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine focused on biodegradable nanoparticles for gene and drug delivery, with applications in cancer therapy, particularly for treatment of malignant brain cancer, and stem cell engineering. Two years ago, she started work as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she designs and tests biodegradable microparticles for controlled delivery of vaccines. Since 2008, she has published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Qualifications PhD Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine BS Biomedical Engineering, Yale University Current Activity Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology