2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Mentor: Ravindra Majeti, Medicine (Hematology)

Leila is studying how the disruption of certain genes can convert cancerous B-cells into healthy immune cells. Utilizing a combination of RNA and DNA sequencing, she hopes to understand why one gene in particular profoundly improves this conversion. This work can lead to future therapies that target this specific gene and enhance the conversion process, thus providing a novel form of leukemia treatment.