Growth: Visualizing cancer through projection and sculpture

By: Jack Roser ‘22

Advising Faculty: Rachel Boggia & Denise Pelletier

Jack Roser Senior Project

Majors:  Biochemistry

Project/Mission Statement

The understanding of cancer and its effects on the body is very well known and heavily researched. However, for the majority of people affected (who are not STEM majors and involved in the field), the way this knowledge is presented leads to significant gaps and restrictions in knowledge. Why only learn and spread knowledge through one system and one teaching type? Allowing one to see the spatial and projected movement of cancer cells through tissue and the communication occurring between cells, many can grasp what may be happening in any tissue type infected with cancer. By researching and producing three-dimensional tissue sculptures and projecting cellular movement on those sculptures, I hope to find a new and different way of sharing knowledge beyond the scientific textbook or research article, which promotes different ways of thinking and accessibility.

Related Fields: Ammerman Center