Ya-San Yeh is a sixth year doctoral candidate in the Department of Bioengineering at University of California, San Diego, under the advisement of Prof Sadik Esener. Her research focuses on engineering biocompatible silica nanoparticles for enhanced blood circulation to deliver therapeutic enzymes for cancer treatment. She completed her undergraduate degree with a 4.0 GPA from The University of Texas at Austin in Chemical Engineering, where she was involved in the development of glucose biosensor. During her graduate studies, she was inducted as a Jacobs Fellow, a participant in the HHMI Med-Into-Grad Initiative, selected into the Interfaces Graduate Training Program, awarded the Best Poster Award in Bioengineering and the Rudee Outstanding Poster Award for best overall poster at the UCSD Jacobs Research Expo, and the recipient of one of the Best Poster Award at the National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Meeting. She has published three peer-reviewed papers in Small, Blood, and NanoLetter.