Headshot portrait of Ashwin Peres-da-Silva - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Howard Chang, Professor of Dermatology

Ashwin is a rising junior majoring in biology with a focus in molecular and cellular biology. He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Currently working in the Chang lab, he is researching long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs), which are recently discovered genes that do not encode proteins. His project involves characterizing a specific lincRNA and understanding how it controls gene activity. Outside the lab, Ashwin is a sports fanatic and loves being in the outdoors. After his undergraduate work at Stanford, he plans to go on to medical school.

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

Characterization of Noncoding RNA 964 in the DNA Damage Response

Ashwin Peres-da-Silva1, Tiffany Hung2, Howard Chang3
[Departments of Biology1, Cancer Biology2, and Dermatology3; Stanford University]