Headshot portrait of Katherine Nabel - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Howard Chang, Professor of Dermatology

Katherine is a rising senior majoring in biology with a specialization in molecular and cell biology. In the Chang lab, Katherine researches post-translational modifications of p53 and interactions with the lncRNA DINO. Specifically, she is investigating the role of p53’s C-terminal domain in RNA binding by identifying the biochemical determinants of the p53-DINO interaction. After graduation, Katherine plans to apply to medical school and pursue her passion for global health equity by working in rural African healthcare clinics. In her spare time, Katherine loves hiking with her dogs, Charlie and Cooper.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Interactions between p53 and the lncRNA DINO: Effects of Post-Translational Modifications on RNA Binding

Katherine G. Nabel1,2, Adam M. Schmitt1,2,3, Tiffany Hung1,2, Howard Y. Chang1,2
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute1, Program in Epithelial Biology2, and Department of Radiation Oncology3, Stanford University]