Headshot portrait of Christopher Brunson - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Mary Teruel, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology

Christopher Brunson is a rising senior majoring in chemistry. He is currently conducting research on the transcription factors that control adipogenesis through a chemical biology approach in the Teruel lab. While his current focus is diabetes, he has also done research in synthetic biology. Last year he participated in the Stanford iGEM team mentored by Christina Smolke and Drew Endy while working to develop a ratiometric sensor in E. coli. He plans to pursue medical school after graduation.

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

Quantitative Investigation of Adipogenetic Proteins Through Protein Separation and Targeted Mass Spectrometry

Christopher Brunson1, Robert Ahrends2, Josh Elias2, Randall Mann3, Mary Teruel2
[Departments of Chemical Engineering1 and Chemical and Systems Biology Operations2, Stanford University; Howard Hughes Medical Institute3]