Headshot portrait of Alex Yuan - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: VPUE/UAR
Mentor: Daniel Jarosz, Chemical & Systems Biology and Developmental Biology

Fungal infections that do not respond to treatment are a growing medical problem. To address this issue Alex is studying how fungi acquire drug resistance. In particular, he is exploring how the activity of the chaperone Hsp90 affects the mechanism by which cells develop resistance to the common antifungal fluconazole.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Hsp90 and the Evolution of New Traits

Alex Yuan1, Daniel Jarosz2,3
[Departments of Biology1, Chemical & Systems Biology2, and Developmental Biology3, Stanford University]