2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Daniel Jarosz, Chemical & Systems Biology and Developmental Biology

Alex's research in Dr. Jarosz's lab focuses on understanding how changes in activity of the chaperone Hsp90 can alter the distribution of fitness of different genotypes. This summer, Alex is testing the hypothesis that inhibition of Hsp90 can alter the set of accessible mutational trajectories in the evolution of antifungal drug resistance.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Hsp90 and the Evolution of New Traits

Alex Yuan1, Daniel Jarosz1,2
[Departments of Chemical & Systems Biology1 and Developmental Biology2, Stanford University]