Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Student
B.S. in Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station
My project entails engineering Salmonella VNP20009 to express single domain antibodies against carcinoembryonic antigen to enhance homogenous targeting of tumors by utilizing 3D spheroid models and mouse models.
2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
- Rayos S., Sherwood L., Hayhurst A., Improving Tumor Regression of Salmonella VNP20009 by Ice Nucleation Protein Mediated Display of Llama Single Domain Antibodies Specific to CEA. Poster presentation at Cancer Therapy & Research Center, Annual Symposium, San Antonio, TX. 2011.