Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Grad Student Amy Wu named Rising Star in EECS

September 15, 2014

Grad Student Amy Wu has been named a “Rising Star in EECS” by the University of California at Berkeley. She will participate in a workshop in Berkeley in November along with 40 other graduate students and postdocs where she will present her work. Her research has focused on manipulating and controlling the rapid emergence of the resistance of cancer to drugs, which is a key limitation of most cancer therapies, with a focus on the ability of heterogeneous environments to accelerate the emergence of drug resistance by over an order of magnitude compared to uniform environments.    She is advised by Prof. James Sturm in Electrical Engineering and co-advised by Prof. Robert Austin of Physics.  This workshop brings together women who are interested in careers in academia, for two days of scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions.