Link: University of Iowa

Michael Hayes (MCB, MSTP) Wins Most Outstanding Entry at Health Sciences Research Week Poster Competition

Hayes, Mike (MCB, MSTP)Michael Hayes (MCB, MSTP), a graduate student in Dr. Daniel Weeks’ lab was selected as having the most outstanding entry for the Carver College of Medicine Health Sciences Research poster competition. Mike’s poster, “Do amyloid-like complexes control development? An examination of amyloids in Xenopus ooctyes and early embryos”, details that Xenopus oocytes and early embryos form similar aggregates of proteins as part of particles that carry out transcription, processing, and transport of RNA. Collaborative studies with Sydney Skuodas, a graduate student with Dr. Jan Fassler (U of Iowa Biology), employed yeast and Xenopus to understand the enzymes that may assemble and disassemble the protein aggregates.

Congratulations Mike!

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