2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomedical Computation
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Russell Fernald, Professor of Human Biology

Catherine Lu is a rising sophomore working in the Fernald lab under the close mentorship of postdoc Rosa Alcazar. She is looking at small RNA expression and biogenesis in an African cichlid fish, A. burtoni, using biocomputation techniques. She intends to major in biomedical computation and hopes to go to graduate school or medical school in the future.

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

Small RNA Expression in A. burtoni Oogenesis

Catherine Lu2, Rosa Alcazar1, Shruti Tibrewala1, Russ Fernald1
[Departments of Biology1, Stanford University; undeclared major2]