2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Pitch and Catherine Johnson
Mentor: Nidhi Bhutani, Orthopaedic Surgery

Catherynn Vuong is working in Dr. Nidhi Bhutani's lab, where her current focus lies in analyzing the role of Wnt-target genes in the process of cartilage differentiation and development. Using both in vitro methods of chondrogenic differentiation and in vitro analysis of developing limb buds in mice, she hopes to find the key to unlocking the regenerative potential of cartilage through its epigenetic and molecular mechanisms.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Role of Novel Wnt Receptor Complexes in Cartilage Development

Catherynn Vuong1, Piera Smeriglio1, Subba Lakshmi Dhulipala1, Nidhi Bhutani1
[Department of Orthopaedic Surgery1, Stanford University]