2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Richard Reimer, Neurology

Leena Yin is studying the parkin protein, the malfunction of which has been linked with Parkinson's disease. Because parkin is involved in the degradation of aged and damaged molecules in neurons, Leena is using fluorescent timer protein technology to track the turnover rates of synaptic proteins in mice with and without parkin expression.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Developing a Tool for Measurement of Synaptic Vesicle Protein Half-Lives

Leena Yin1, Shaoyun Zang1, Richard Reimer1,2
[Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences1, Stanford University; Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System2]