Brian Aguado

Brian Aguado is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering department at Northwestern University, with a research focus in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He holds a B.S. degree in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. Brian is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and serves as co-president of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Association at Northwestern. When he’s not in the lab, Brian enjoys traveling, cooking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. Read more about Brian’s research publications here

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Perhaps one of the coolest things I have done as a graduate student is work with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.


Attraction is commonplace: we are attracted to a significant other, certain metals are attracted to magnets, and moths are attracted to flames. In some instances, attraction is not preferred, especially in the case of cancer. Primary tumors initially form in a host organ, and cancerous cells are eventually attracted to other organs in the body, forming secondary tumors known as metastases. This characteristic of cancer is the most devastating, and is largely the reason why cancer is incurable.