2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: Seung Kim, Developmental Biology

Many human diseases result from cell-cell communication failures.  RNA interference (RNAi) is an established technique used to study the pathogenesis of diseases, yet it lacks capabilities to target multiple cells or multiple tissues.  Kathleen’s project is aimed at producing supplementary in vivo transgenic RNAi lines in Drosophila that will help develop tools to study independent genetic modification in two distinct cell types, so that novel genetic and cellular interactions between cells can be revealed.