2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Jin Billy Li, Genetics

Dionna Jacobson is studying how RNA editing affects neurological functions in the brain, as it has been implicated in neurological disease. Specifically, she is using the CRISPR/ Cas9 genetic engineering system to examine the phenotypic outcomes of perturbing certain editing sites, which are computationally predicted to be neurologically important, in genes of flies.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Examining the Function of Individual A-to-I RNA Editing Sites in Drosophila

Dionna Jacobson1, Tricia Deng1, Lisa Zhang1, Chris Li1, Carrie Yan1, Nora Nguyen1, Jin Billy Li1
[Department of Genetics1, Stanford University]