2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Bio-X
Mentor: C. Andrew Bonham, Associate Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)

Dyvon Walker is a rising sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colorado majoring in human biology. He is currently conducting research in the Kuo Lab on the manipulation of the protein called GPR124 in order to treat stroke. He is implementing surgical techniques to induce stroke in mice in order to gain further knowledge of the function of this protein. Dyvon is interested in human biology and physiology in general and plans to apply to medical school in pursuit of a career in surgery.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Investigating the Role of Rspondins and GPR124 in CNS Angiogenesis

Dyvon Walker1, Junlei Chang1, Teresa Reyes1,2, C. Andrew Bonham3, Calvin Kuo1,2
[Departments of Hematology1, Cancer Biology2, and Surgery3, Stanford University]