Ella Atsavapranee

Ella Atsavapranee

I am passionate about translational research, science communication, and promoting diversity in engineering. At Penn, I work with Dr. Michael Mitchell in the Department of Bioengineering, studying the delivery of gene editing technologies to T cells for cancer immunotherapy. I have also conducted research on early-stage cancer detection and therapy monitoring (at Stanford University) and drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier for neurodegenerative diseases (at University of Maryland). Research has been an invaluable opportunity for me to investigate important questions and use creativity to make new discoveries. I would be happy to share my experiences and provide guidance to help you get involved in research on campus! Please feel free to reach out to me with questions regarding any step of the research process, from seeking out potential mentors to applying for fellowships.

  • Littlejohn Undergraduate Research Program (Summer 2020) 
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Mitchell Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering at University of Pennsylvania (2020 - Present) 
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Wang Laboratory, Departments of Materials Science and Engineering & Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (Summer 2020) 
  • Research Assistant, Muro Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering at University of Maryland (2018 - 2019) 

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