Summer undergraduate Yeal Escobar won a poster award at the 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in San Antonio, TX. Yeal’s poster titled “The role of lamin-associated muscular dystrophy mutations in gene expression” described research she carried out in the laboratory of Lori Wallrath. Yeal was supported by the U of Iowa MSTP summer research program program and the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARCS) program at her home institution, the University of Arizona.
Archive for November, 2014
Graduate student Ran Chen (Wold Lab) and Biochemistry Professor Marc Wold recently published an article that was featured on the cover of BioEssays (volume 35, issue 12). The article, entitled “Replication protein A: Single-stranded DNA’s first responder”, reviews recent discoveries from the Wold and other labs that show that replication protein A (RPA), the major eukaryotic single-stranded DNA-binding protein, binds DNA dynamically. It also proposes a new model for RPA binding and discusses the importance of dynamic binding in the correct processing of single-stranded DNA intermediates and genome stability.