2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Kristy Red-Horse, Biology

Andrew Jacobs will be using a mouse model to analyze the role of the notch3 gene in coronary artery development. Identifying the developmental steps from progenitor cell to mature artery in the embryo, including the significance of Notch3 signaling and how this pathway is induced, may reveal possible therapeutic targets that benefit millions of individuals suffering from coronary artery disease.

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

Localized Analysis of Pericyte Proliferation in Coronary Artery Maturation

Andrew Jacobs1, Katharina Volz1, Kristy Red-Horse1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University]