Past Recipients



Bryan Hassell
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Mentor: Dr. Donald Ingber
2014 - 2016


"Human Cancer-on-a-Chip as a Replacement for Animal Testing."

Bryan Hassell, a Ph.D. candidate working in Dr. Donald Ingber’s laboratory at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is a new Graduate Fellowship recipient. Bryan’s project, “Human cancer-on-a-chip as a replacement for animal testing” seeks to develop an organ-on-a-chip platform to determine how lung cancer cells respond to chemotherapy depending on their organ-specific microenvironment and to identify new anticancer therapies. Bryan’s physics and engineering background, in combination with the extensive biological training he is receiving in the Ingber lab, will allow him to take a multidisciplinary approach toward developing an innovative model that has the potential to replace the use of animals.

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