Headshot portrait of Annie Tran - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Ben Barres, Professor of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, and of Neurology

Annie Tran is a senior from Aliso Viejo, California. Amidst her biology studies at Stanford, she spends much time in Dr. Ben Barres’s lab investigating the mechanism by which oligodendrocytes myelinate axons in the central nervous system. She is devoted to this research for its therapeutic potential in promoting remyelination in neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Ultimately, Annie wants to become a physician so that she can combine her love for learning with her desire to help others. When she is not doing research or volunteering at Pacific Free Clinic, Annie loves to travel, go camping, and pursue outdoor adventures.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

The Transcriptional Regulation of CNS Myelination by Oligodendrocytes

Annie Tran1, Anja Scholze2, Ben Barres3
[Departments of Biology1, Developmental Biology2, and Neurobiology3; Stanford University]