Dr. Yuan-Cheng Fung Interdisciplinary Award

Dr. Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung Interdisplinary Award

This award recognizes the superior scholarship of UCSD Bioengineering graduate students

Greg Poore, 4th year PhD graduate student was nominated by Professor Rob Knight and was selected for this prestigious award particularly because he has assembled and led a team of international collaborators to define the cancer microbiome (bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live in tumors) and use it to guide diagnosis. He succeeded where many others had failed through a combination of technical advances from his engineering training and clinical insight from his medical training, and his company, Micronoma, is bringing cancer microbiome diagnostics to the large number of patients who can benefit.

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