Headshot portrait of Diana Gong - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Julien Sage, Pediatrics (Cancer Biology) and Genetics

Diana Gong is studying wound healing and regeneration in mammals. The hypothesis behind her work is that genes that normally prevent cancer ("tumor suppressors") also limit the regenerative potential of adult tissues and organs. To test this idea, she is specifically investigating how mice mutant for tumor suppressor genes repair a small hole punch in their ear.

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

Enhancing Wound Healing and Regeneration Through Inactivation of the Rb Pathway

Diana Gong1,2, Julia Arand1,2, Anne-Flore Zmoos1,2, Frederique Zindy3, Julien Sage1,2
[Departments of Pediatrics1 and Genetics2, Stanford University; Department of Tumor Cell Biology3, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN]