2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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Mentor: Rajat Rohatgi, Biochemistry and Medicine (Oncology)

Photo of USRP student Collin Schlager in the laboratory, working with a large microscope.A fundamental challenge faced by many cells in our bodies is the ability to maintain a constant volume when placed under different stressors in their surrounding environment. Without maintaining this volume balance, there can be catastrophic consequences in cell physiology, especially in organs such as the kidney. Collin’s goal is to uncover the molecular pathways that help cells adapt in such situations.