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Caroline Ghio '21 Wins UGRCE Award

October 18, 2017

ChE undergraduate student Caroline Ghio, E '21 was awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (UGRCE) Award for fall 2017 from Northeastern University. This award offers financial and academic support to Northeastern students seeking to carry out research and creative projects of their own design under faculty mentorship. Caroline is mentored by Dr. Abby Koppes and Marissa Puzan of the Advanced Biomaterials for Neuroengineering Laboratory (ABNL). Her project entitled, “Iron homeostasis in Caco-2 cells,” will enable her to study iron absorption by intestinal cells. In her research Caroline will study the impact of metabolic intermediates/products on Caco-2 cells which model the regulation and absorption of nutrients in the intestine. Caroline remarks, “I am happy to be involved in the effort to create a tissue engineered model of the intestine for study of neural gastroenterological diseases.”