Rise and Science

Episode 22: Models of cancer metastasis to the brain, microfluidics and the blood-brain barrier

In episode 22, Lisa and Rashida interview Marina Shumakovich, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, working in the lab of Professor Kimberly Stroka.  Marina discusses her exciting work on developing models of cancer metastasis to the brain, microfluidics and the blood-brain barrier.  In this week’s science for you segment, Rashida shares the workings of the blood-brain barrier, its importance, as well as its role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Catherine Stoner