Deep Literature Dive and Beginning of Lab Work

Hello everyone,   For my research project this summer I have taken a look at the cause of human neurodegenerative diseases through an evolutionary lens. The first part of these past 7 weeks was to undergo a deep dive into the primary literature surrounding Amyloid Beta. Amyloid beta is the prion that I am choosing […]

Abstract: Experimental Evaluation of Evolutionary Pressures on Prion Competition

My Upperclassman Monroe project has a broad, clinical application and will be the beginning of my research for the next two years with my PI, Dr. Helen Murphy. My research involves working with prion strains in a yeast model to better understand the evolutionary pressures that can dictate the variation in disease aggressiveness across patients. […]