2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Anthony Oro, Dermatology

The overarching goal of this project is to understand chromatin dynamics in tissue engineering of skin for the scalable production of personalized, genetically corrected skin sheets for patients with the debilitating disease Epidermolysis bullosa. The lab has previously published the Therapeutic Reprogramming method, and, now, Jennifer aims to detail high-fidelity lineage commitment by detailing the transcription factor network and its interactions.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

Understanding the Roles of AP2A and P63 in Guiding Non-Neural Ectoderm Cell Commitment

Jennifer Parker1, Jillian Pattison2, Jessica Torkelson2, Sandra Carlos2, Anthony Oro2
[Department of Biology1 and Dermatology2, Stanford University]