2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Ravindra Majeti, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Julie Koenig is a junior majoring in biology from Cincinnati, Ohio. In Dr. Ravi Majeti’s lab, Julie is working on a transposable element system that will allow her to manipulate leukemia cells to study certain pathways that are activated in these cells. In general, Julie is interested in biology, particularly cellular biology and physiology, with a future in graduate school, perhaps medical school. She is very interested in marine life and the ocean and recently did oceanography and marine organism research on a vessel that traveled across the Pacific Ocean. Outside of science, she plays squash for Stanford and enjoys the outdoors.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Redefinition of the Leukemia Stem Cell Subpopulation Using Pathway Activity

Julie Koenig3, Ryan Corces-Zimmerman1, Ravindra Majeti2
[Departments of Cancer Biology1and Stem Cell Biology2, Stanford University; undeclared major3]