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Award to Sophia Orbach

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Sophia Orbach receives the "Outstanding Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student" award from the Virginia Tech Graduate School. The goal of her research is to use a 3D multicellular liver culture and transcriptomic analysis (RNA-seq) to develop a model for predicting hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage) in humans. She is co-advised by Prof. Padma Rajagopalan in Chemical Engineering and Prof. Marion Ehrich in the Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.