Design of cancer proteins – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Design of cancer proteins

Isabella Merem


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research Mentor(s): Yang Zhang, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Michigan Medicine
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 3 (1pm-1:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 14
Presenter: 8

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The goal of this research project is to develop a form of gene therapy for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. In order to do so, it is essential that we change a protein protein interaction (PPI) between a cancerous cell and the protein it is interacting with so that the cancerous cell can cease to both mutate and produce even more cancerous proteins.

Authors: Isabella Merem, Xiaoqiang Huang, Yang Zhang
Research Method: Laboratory Research

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