Luciano Santollani is a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on developing novel cancer therapeutics by leveraging a patient’s own immune system. He is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, an MIT Presidential Fellow, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. Luciano received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, where he found his interest for translating biological discoveries into potentially life-changing treatments. At MIT, he continues to work in this area and is passionate about mentoring younger students to make their undergraduate and graduate careers as meaningful as possible.