2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomedical Computation
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Anthony E. Oro, Professor of Dermatology

Eric Liaw, a rising junior majoring in biomedical computation, hails from the balmy shores of Hawaii. Under the guidance of Dr. Anthony Oro and Dr. Sandra Melo, he is exploring the promoter occupancy and dynamics of the transcription factor p63 -- the master regulator of epidermal stratification -- during early epidermal commitment. Outside of lab, you may find him reading, coding, singing (including for the elderly with the student group Side By Side), constructing wire sculptures, making bad science puns, or searching for tracheophytes and arthropods to examine and admire. Life fascinates him, and its mysteries he shall pursue in the years to come.

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

Assessing p63 Dynamics in Early Human Skin Development

Eric J. Liaw1, Sandra P. Melo1, Anthony E. Oro1
[Program in Epithelial Biology1, Stanford University]