K-State Senior Uses Peptides to Discover Better Method for Treating & Detecting Cancer
Thursday June 30, 2011
A Kansas State University undergraduate is exploring the link between cancer research, treatment and detection by looking at a common tie: peptide bonds.
David Villanueva, senior in biology and premedicine, Baytown, Texas, has worked for two years in an organic chemistry laboratory that focuses on cancer research under the direction of Stefan Bossmann, K-State professor of chemistry. Villanueva works on synthesizing short peptide sequences, which can be used in the early detection of cancer.