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Sophia Emerson

I am a Chemical and Bioengineering student from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I’m at the Karp Lab as a Research Intern, assisting Dr. Yuhan Lee in the development of swellable microneedle patches for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Aside from research, I enjoy playing the piano, reading, and spending time outdoors. I am very excited to explore Boston, and hopefully try out as many restaurants as I can while I’m here!

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Yung Hsiang (John) Lu

I am an undergraduate research intern from the University of Toronto, majoring in Biomedical Systems Engineering in the Engineering Science program. I am working under Dr. Yuhan Lee and my work focuses on developing adhesive biomaterials for surgical and topical applications. By working in the Karp Lab, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of Biomedical Engineering to help guide my future career path. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing badminton, trying new foods, and baking.

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Christian Paniccia

Hi! I am an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in bioengineering. At the Karp Lab I am part of Dr. Yuhan Lee’s team, researching bioinspired adhesives for use in clinical applications. My favourite spot in Boston has to be Fenway park, where I have already watched numerous Red Sox games, and plan to watch many more. In my free time I frequent the cafes and bars around Boston, enjoying iced coffees while walking along the Charles River, and trying as many local craft beers as I can while I’m here.

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Jane (Hijun) Seo

Greetings! My name is Jane and I am an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Systems Engineering in the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto. I am currently working as a part of Dr. Yuhan Lee’s team on projects involving bio-inspired adhesives for clinical applications. Outside of the lab, I enjoy sitting in a busy cafe while sipping a nice cold iced Americano, playing romantic period pieces and movie soundtracks on my cello, and singing karaoke despite my limited vocal range.

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Lillian (Lil) Vo

I am an undergraduate studying Biology at Northeastern University here in Boston. Along with Liu-Yi Wu, I have had the pleasure of assisting Peter Jones and Dr. Kisuk Yang in the development of a biomimetic culture system for human embryonic stem cell-derived islets. Our efforts are aimed towards the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, and I hope that our work will someday impact the millions of patients that suffer from T1D. From this experience, I hope to learn the large role research plays in the medical field. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places to hike, to photograph, and to eat!