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Jack Plant

Jack Plant is a reasonably impressive Biomedical Engineering student at the University of British Columbia. In his limited free time, Jack enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and lamenting over cancer statistics.

Driven by these interests (one of them more so than the others), Jack secured an 8-month co-op term with TRIUMF and μQB in May 2023. In this position, Jack focused on developing a microfluidic platform for generating radiopharmaceuticals - highly precise radioactive cancer drugs. These radiopharmaceuticals are specialized weapons that are really good at two things: finding cancer cells and blowing them up. They are essentially guided missiles that hate cancer almost as much as Jack does. Using microfluidics, Jack endeavoured to create a miniaturized factory capable of manufacturing gazillions of these cancer assassins at a time.

When Jack first arrived at μQB, he had zero lab skills. Now, 8 months later, he has about 2 or 3 lab skills - a fact that he is very proud of. He also had the chance to visit Waterloo for an undergraduate research conference. This was a fantastic opportunity for learning, networking, and taking in the natural beauty of Ontario’s 4th largest industrial urban region. Though he would never admit it publicly, Jack will miss his time at μQB, and is very grateful for the friends, mentors, and enemies he met along the journey.

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