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Biochem Honors students present at Lata Symposium

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Five Biochemistry Honors students presented their research this afternoon at the 7th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lata and his first two graduate students, Drs. John Franz and Arthur Fishkin, who passed away in the last year.

Please join Undergraduate and Honors Advisor, Professor Marc Wold, in congratulating these 2011 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.

  • Drew Jones
    Mentor: Adrian Elcock
    Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the DnaK Chaperone
  • Aditi Khanna
    Mentor: Bryce Plapp
    Characterization of an Alcohol Dehydrogenase from a “Fitter” Yeast
  • Peter Kim
    Mentor: Adrian Elcock
    Molecular Modeling of the Yeast Mitochondrial Matrix
  • Melissa Palma
    Mentor: Kris DeMali
    Examining the Effects of Vinculin Activating Peptide
  • Michael Zhang
    Mentor: Martha Monick (Internal Medicine)
    Influenza A Induces the ER Stress Response

Additional thanks go to Dr. Caitrin W. McDonough, who came back to give a talk at the Lata Symposium on The Genetics of Type 2 Diabetic End-Stage Renal Disease in Africans. Caitrin, a former student of Lori Wallrath, graduated with Honors in  Biochemistry in 2005. Having finished her PhD in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, she is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida.