Current Undergraduate Students
Matthew Kouthong

BS in Bioengineering (Concentration in Molecular and Materials), University of Washington (Sept 2014 - Present)

The aim of my senior capstone project is to see if heparin, an anticoagulant drug, can bind to iron oxide nanoparticles and bind to the surface of brain tumor cells and act as a competitive inhibitor. To do this, I will be synthesizing iron oxide nanoparticles with tailored size and size distribution, immobilizing and characterizing heparin conjugated nanoparticles, and testing them in-vitro. Outside of research, I like to hike, swim, and play tennis.

Office of Minority and Affairs Scholarship, 2017
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, 2016