Yiqian (Shirley) Wu is a student in the UC San Diego Bioengineering Ph.D. program in the lab of Dr. Yingxiao Wang. Shirley has demonstrated exceptional leadership in engineering and applied research. Her research is focused on engineering T cells that can recognize solid tumor antigens, such as prostate cancer antigen PSMA, and verify their cytoxicity against PSMA-expressing tumor cells in vitro. Shirley has also demonstrated outstanding leadership within and beyond the lab in the training of junior graduate/undergraduate students and the next generation of scientists, such as leading and organizing undergraduate students for senior design projects. Shirley has been recognized by The University Network press for her work in cancer research in addition to winning the Graduate Student Award at the BMES/CMBE Conference.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2020