2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Philip Beachy, Professor of Biochemistry and Developmental Biology

Lila Neahring is a rising junior planning to major in biology. In the Beachy laboratory, part of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, she is researching the structural sites involved in the activation of the Smoothened oncoprotein, a part of the Hedgehog signaling pathway. Lila is a co-founder of Stanford’s rock climbing team in the club sports program.

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

Regulation of the Hedgehog Pathway by Endogenous and Synthetic Small Molecules Targeting Smoothened

Lila Neahring*, Uzi Hadad1,2,3,4, Philip Beachy1,2,3,4
[(*undeclared) Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine1, Departments of Biochemistry2, and Developmental Biology3, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute4, Stanford University]