The winner of the poster award for graduate student in Biology and Biomedical category is Assessing Breast Cancer Margin Using an Aqueous Quantum Dot (AQDs) Enabled Molecular Probe. The author is Giang Au and co-authors are Linette Mejias, Vanlila K. Swami, and Ari D. Brooks. Advisors are Dr. Wan Y. Shih and Dr. Wei-Heng Shih.
Every year, foundations for breast cancer awareness tout the importance of getting a mammogram for early detection and prevention of this deadly disease. But for women in other parts of the world who may not have easy access to health care, a treatment requiring expensive x-ray equipment may not be practical. As a breast cancer …