Jennifer Saucier-Sawyer


Dept of Biomedical Engineering

Education:

  1. B.S. Chemical Engineering and the Honors College, University of Maine
  2. M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Yale University
  3. M.Phil Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

Research Interests:

Jennifer is a graduate student working towards her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Her current research focuses on the systemic and local delivery of polymeric brain-penetrating nanoparticles for the treatment of brain tumors. She works to analyze the fabrication, modification, and distribution of these particles to better understand how they might affect cancer treatment in the brain. Our current research focuses on the delivery of chemotherapeutics and nucleic acids in a glioblastoma model. In collaboration with the Yale PET Center, we are also working to determine the distribution of our nanoparticles using PET imaging methods.