University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Mayerich, David

NIH Grant to Study Breast Cancer

David Mayerich is part of NIH-backed group creating a new device to study breast cancer

David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College, is part of a national group receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health to study breast cancer.

The group will develop a new device which will mimic organ-specific breast cancer metastasis patterns. The device will be tissue-engineered and will investigate what regulates organ specificity and why some cells undergo dormancy.

UH Engineer Developing Improved Diagnostic Techniques for Pathologists

When performing diagnoses, pathologists rely heavily on qualitative chemical staining techniques that date back to the 19th century to detect signs of disease in tissue biopsies, to serve as bases for treatment plans and to measure disease progression in patients.

Medical schools train physicians extensively to recognize microscopic molecular and structural abnormalities using colorful patterns created when chemical stains are applied to tissue samples.