2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Stephen L. Skirboll, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Jonathan Noguchi is about to enter his junior year at Stanford. As a 2009 Bio-X grant recipient, Jonathan spent his last summer researching hematopoietic stem cells with the Clarke Lab. He is continuing research on cancer stem cells this year with Dr. Stephen Skirboll, M.D., in the Department of Neurosurgery. Their work focuses on the development of the Colony Forming Antibody Cell Array (CFACA), which can help identify cancer stem cell markers specific to gliobastoma multiforme, one of the most common and virulent forms of brain cancer with a median survival time of just two years after diagnosis.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

Creating a Lentivirus Expressing USP16, a Possible Negative Player in Self-Renewal

Jonathan Noguchi, Maddalena Adorno, Ph.D., Michael F. Clarke, M.D.
[Stanford University Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Institute]