2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Michelle Monje-Deisseroth, Neurology

DIPG is a deadly brain tumor in children that currently has a 0% survival rate. Dominique will be investigating the mechanism through which DIPG spreads in the brain to hopefully aid in finding a way to prevent the tumor metastasis of DIPG. To do this, she will be pulling from various disciplines, namely neuroscience, stem cell research, and cancer research.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

The Role of SPARC and Its Binding Partners in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Invasion to the SVZ

Dominique Cooper3, Elizabeth Qin1,2, Michelle Monje2
[Departments of Neuroscience1, Neurology2, and Biology3, Stanford University]