2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Liqun Luo, Professor of Biology, and of Neurobiology

Catherine Nguyen is a senior at Stanford majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She has been researching in Professor Liqun Luo‟s lab for over a year, using Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM) to characterize genomic imprinting effects in the liver and the brain. This summer, she is working on a clonal analysis to quantify the genomic imprinting effects of Chromosome 11, which show that cells with paternal disomy have a proliferation advantage in the liver. The clinical applications of her research are what initially drew her to the field.

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

Characterization of Imprinting Effects of Mouse Chromosome 11 Using Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM)

Catherine Nguyen, Simon Hippenmeyer, and Liqun Luo
[Biology, Stanford University]