2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Mentor: Ron Kopito, Biology

The ubiquitin proteasome system is a key mechanism cells use to maintain protein quality control. Lauren’s research focuses on studying whether ubiquitylation of a particular protein within the proteasome interferes with the proteasome’s normal catalytic function. This will help elucidate how an imbalance in protein homeostasis affects the proteasome’s ability to function properly.