Bioengineering Ph.D. Student Barry Liang Co-authors Article in Photochemistry and Photobiology

Barry Liang, a bioengineering Ph.D. student in the NCI-UMD Partnership program, co-authored an article with advisor Huang‐Chiao Huang of the Fischell Department of Engineering at UMD and colleagues titled "Harnessing the Potential Synergistic Interplay Between Photosensitizer Dark Toxicity and Chemotherapy." The paper was published in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology on December 19, 2019. In the paper, the researchers investigated the interplay between photodynamic therapies without light activation and photochemotherapies in two glioblastoma lines. The study provides insights into the molecular alterations in the lines caused by each therapy and the combinations, in order to inform the design of effective treatments.