Final Venture Team Presentations

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • UCLA
    BSRB 154
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Steve Feng

Bio-Seal: PneumoGel Sealant System

Lung biopsies naturally puncture the organ, sometime leading to a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) – a potentially life-threatening complication. Bio-Sealâ„¢ is a single use disposable system intended for the prevention of pneumothorax following percutaneous lung biopsy.


Members: Joseph Calvopina, Qiming Deng, Sarah Johnson, & Canybec Sulayman

Mentor: Derek Wang


Drs. Joseph Loo and Ina Wanner

Novel Biomarkers for Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. TBI occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. The Wanner and Loo laboratories have discovered novel biomarkers that can aid in diagnosing TBI.


Members: Kate Fehlhaber, Elizabeth Guenther, Josh Lee, & Chelsea Robertson

Mentor: Derek Wang