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Dr. Sarah Bergeron

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Congratulations are due to our newest PhD, Sarah Bergeron. A student of Peter Rubenstein, Dr. Bergeron defended her thesis in Molecular and Cellular Biology on “Biochemical Effects of Pathogenic Actin Mutations on Actin Function.”  After graduation, Sarah will do a short post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Heather Bartlett.

Dr. Bergeron’s major contribution has been in molecular characterization of actin allels mutated in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection. Prior to setting out for points unknown, Dr. Bergeron will continue to characterize mutant forms of alpha smooth muscle actin as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Bartlett.

Sarah Bergeron’s trip to Capitol Hill featured in ASBMB Today

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Sarah Bergeron, an MCB graduate student with Peter Rubenstein, was one of seven graduate students who participated in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2nd annual visit to Capitol Hill on September 21. In Washington, the young scientists advocated for increased federal support for research. The current issue of ASBMB Today features Nicole Kresge’s interview with Sarah, an article on the trip, and a YouTube video with several of Sarah’s Washington photographs.