I traveled to sunny Phoenix, Arizona, for the Fourth Annual Physical Sciences in Oncology Centers (PS-OCs) meeting and presented a poster on the role of ion channels and aquaporins in confined cell migration. It was also a great chance to network with other members of the PS-OCs across the country.
I was invited by Dr. Rebecca Metzler, a physics professor at Colgate University, to give a joint physics and biology seminar talk and to teach her biophysics class at Colgate University. My talk focused on one of my postdoctoral projects which integrates engineering, physics, and biology to investigate the mechanisms of cancer cell migration in confined microenvironments.
Sidenote: Rebecca Metzler and I were both physics majors at Denison University during undergrad and also teammates on the track and cross-country teams!