Jessica Wong

  • B.S. in Biomolecular Science

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Global Challenge: Engineering Better Medicines

Biomedical engineering captivates me, integrating my passion for understanding the physical world and my desire to create effective and accessible medical solutions. The field has the unique potential to improve patients’ lives through its blend of engineering ingenuity and scientific breakthroughs."

Bio:

I am a third-year student studying Biomolecular Science and Biotechnology, aspiring to help further the development of biomaterials that will aid in personalized and accessible treatments. Growing up in the Bay Area, I devoted my time to color guard, chamber choir, and tutoring. During my study abroad semester at NYU Abu Dhabi, I joined the Laboratory for Immuno Bioengineering Research and Applications. My research involved T-cell exhaustion tests on biomaterials to better understand interactions between antigen-presenting cells and T-cells, with an application in T-cell therapy. My current research at the Montclare lab involves protein engineering with expression, purification, and characterization. My main project is focused on developing functional protein hydrogels for use as wet adhesives and working towards a photo-patterned wet-adhesive hydrogel drug delivery system. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the city, trying new foods, and playing the piano and guitar.