Yunxin Ouyang

PhD Candidate

There’s classy… and then there’s Yunxin. Yunxin received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in 2020. While an undergraduate, Yunxin worked on tissue engineered cancer microenvironments to understand how adipose stromal cells facilitate the progression and metastasis of breast cancer cells. Now joining the Segura Lab as a 2nd year PhD student, she hopes to study brain glycosylation in the context of brain cancer and to engineer injectable biomaterials to improve glioblastoma treatment. Outside of lab, Yunxin enjoys a wide range of hobbies, including playing piano, painting, reading fashion & architecture magazines, wine & food tasting, watching German-Austrian musicals & Japanese dramas, wall climbing, swimming…just to name a few, while consistently searching for new interests and adventures!
Ling L, Mulligan JA, Ouyang Y, Shimpi AA, Williams RM, Beeghly GF, Hopkins BD, Spector JA, Adie SG, Fischbach C. Obesity-Associated Adipose Stromal Cells Promote Breast Cancer Invasion through Direct Cell Contact and ECM Remodeling. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30, 1910650.