Headshot portrait of Kamina Wilkerson - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Carolyn Lee, Dermatology

Photo of USRP student Kamina Wilkerson in the lab, using a microscope.Kamina is exploring the clinical and histological characteristics of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the second most common cancer worldwide, that are most predictive of poor survival outcomes. Patients with metastasized tumors will be sequenced in the hopes of finding mutations that better predict clinical outcomes. Candidate mutations will then be further studied for impacts on cell growth, migration, and tumorigenesis.

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

Understanding the Role of the Gene C2orf54 in the Epidermal Differentiation Process

Kamina Wilkerson1, Angela Peralta1, Dane Sessions1, Carolyn Lee1
[Department of Dermatology1, Stanford University]