UROP Proceedings 2022-23

viii Student: YAP, Octavius Jessica Major: CENG UROP Supervisor: CHAU, Ying / CBE Conference: Controlled Release Society 2023 Annual Meeting Venue: Las Vegas, USA Duration: July 24 – 28, 2023 Summary of Research Activities: Thanks to UROP, on July 24–28, I attended Controlled Release Society (CRS) 2023 in Las Vegas, USA. It was my very rst conference and I got a chance to share my research in macrophage modulation using peptide bound hydrogel particles in the poster presentation. I had the privilege to meet some fellow researchers and Principal Investigators that are working on drug delivery and biomaterials. The most exciting part was meeting Daniel Anderson in person and getting a chance to talk with him. He is one of the pioneers in this research eld, and I am grateful that I can attend his talk. Other than Dan, I am glad that I can expand my connection with other fellow researchers.