Jose “Tony” Jimenez-Torres

PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

Faculty advisor: David J. Beebe, Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Tony Jimenez-Torres is a fifth year PhD student in biomedical engineering.

His research involves the design and development of microfluidic tools that are used to create organotypic models to study different diseases. Besides the tool design and development, he also studies the differences of tumor and normal angiogenesis in vitro using primary cells isolated from human tissue. The main goal of this project is to create a tumor organotypic model to study cancer progression and tumor metastasis. In addition, he uses the same model to investigate the behavior of normal and tumor-associated endothelial cells and how the process of angiogenesis is affected when anti-angiogienic drugs are introduced to the model.