2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Undergraduate Advising and Research
Mentor: Ronald Levy, Professor of Medicine

Chen Lossos is a rising senior pursuing a degree in biology with honors, concentrating in cellular and molecular biology. A native of Israel and current resident of Miami, his research pursuits include determining the nature of ongoing in vitro mutations in the immunoglobulin gene of Follicular Lymphoma Cells as surrogates of B-Cell antigen selection, analyzing the idiotypes of Follicular Lymphoma patients as surrogates of immunogenicity and clinical response to anti-idiotype vaccinations, and exploring the nature of somatic mutation in B-Cell derived malignancies. In the future, he hopes to pursue a joint MD/PhD Degree and advance his current research endeavors.

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

Ongoing Mutation in Follicular Lymphoma

Chen Lossos1, Behnaz Taidi2, Shoshana Levy2, Ron Levy2
[Departments of Biology1and Oncology2; Stanford University]