POSTER HALL 5: Cell, Micro, & Molecular Biology

Maria McSharry

Maria McSharry

The genetic code uses synonyms to convey its message and, like language, synonyms are not always interchangeable.
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Lauren Shechtman

Lauren Shechtman

The continuous balance between ISC renewal, differentiation, and apoptosis, renders the small intestine readily prone to perturbation.
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Jerry Tyler DeWitt

Jerry Tyler DeWitt

Utilizing budding yeast as an initial model organism, I study how hyperactive Ras signaling influences cell size control and cell cycle progression.
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Jane Fudyma

Jane Fudyma

The diverse physicochemical properties of viruses and soils can control the degree of viral release from the soil matrix, potentially affecting the types of viruses recovered in viral size fraction metagenome (virome) methods.
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Amanda Everitt

Amanda Everitt

One DNA template can result in seemingly endless cellular states because of proteins called transcription factors, and how they bind to DNA.
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Joe Germino

Joe Germino

In my research, I use cutting-edge computational immunology techniques to understand how the immune system is educated to discriminate between pathogens and self-tissue and how these mechanisms break down to cause autoimmune disorders.
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Rachelle Stark

Rachelle Stark

The incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly worldwide, however there is an unmet need for new therapeutics that must be addressed.
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Nicole DelRosso

Nicole DelRosso

I study how genes are turned on and off by transcriptional effector domain proteins, using high throughput measurements, both in cells and in vitro.
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Jessi Cook

Jessi Cook

Fibroblasts are critical players in wound response and represent a heterogenous and functionally diverse population, unique to each tissue in the body.
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Ketrin Gjoni

Ketrin Gjoni

I study how variants change the structure of DNA folding and disrupt interactions between important genes and their enhancers.
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Mays Mohammed Salih

Mays Mohammed Salih

I study regulation of the innate immune response which is our first line of defense against pathogens.
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Abby Harris

Abby Harris

Northern elephant seals are uniquely resistant to ROS-induced tissue damage following hypoxemic dives of up to two hours in duration.
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Manuela Richter

Manuela Richter

I study the biophysics and self-organization of complex biological structures, focusing on the mitotic spindle - the cellular machine that is fundamental to life, ensuring proper chromosome segregation and cell division.
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Michael Trebino

Michael Trebino

Biofilm formation is an important survival for bacterial pathogens, and is regulated by c-di-GMP.
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