2006 Research Highlights

Charisma Garcia

Charisma Garcia, a University of Texas-Pan American senior, validated the characteristic gene expression “signatures,” which distinguish the various developmental choices that can be made by embryonic stem cells.
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Whitney Green

Whitney Green, a Princeton University senior, characterized the proteins present on the surfaces of immune system cells from HapMap cell lines.
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Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie Hughes, a Jackson State University senior, explored how evolution might shape introns — short pieces of DNA that are removed from genes before they are read into proteins.
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Renaldo Webb

Renaldo Webb, a freshman at MIT, developed an improved annotation system that will help to maximize the gene expression data from Affymetrix gene-chips.
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