2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry, Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Suzanne Pfeffer, Professor of Biochemistry

Carmel Schindelhaim is a senior at Stanford from Marin County, California. She is majoring in Chemistry and Biology. Since both subjects are equally fascinating to her, she is carrying out research in biochemistry and studying the molecular basis of how proteins are sorted and trafficked throughout the cell, specifically how Rab GTPases regulate membrane traffic as well as how regulating autophagy could be a potential role for Rabs. She is excited about this research because understanding basic trafficking pathways in the cell will help us understand the molecular basis of diseases such as cancer and diabetes in greater depth.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

A potential role for the Rab GTPase activating protein RUTBC1 in regulation of autophagy

Carmel Schindelhaim, Ryan M. Nottingham, Peter L. Lee, Suzanne R. Pfeffer
[Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry; Stanford University]