Mentor:Dr. Pamela Padilla
Research Topic:Genetic Suppression of Oxygaen Deprivation Sensitivity in Caenorhabditis elegans
Abstract:For survival, many living organisms depend on oxygen. Anoxia is an environment that deprives an organism of oxygen. Various biochemical pathways, such as ceramide synthesis, are required for anoxia survival. In this study, we use the genetic model system Caenorhabditis elegans to isolate genetic mutations that suppresses the anoxia sensitivity of a ceramide synthase mutant, hyl-2(tm2031).
Alma Mater:B.S. Biology | University of North Texas 2016