2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Irv Weissman, Professor of Developmental Biology, Pathology, and Developmental Biology

Mariam is a rising sophomore. She intends to attend medical school after she pursues a major in biology as an undergraduate. She has a passion for the sciences and a desire to ameliorate global health. Her hobbies include recreational swimming, reading, and spending time with friends. She is currently conducting research in the Weissman Lab. Her research is focused on the ability to harness the human immune system as a therapeutic for cancer. She is especially excited to learn more about the novel method of directing the power of the immune system toward the solution of key problems.

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

Generation of a Fully Mouse Monoclonal Antibody Blocking the CD47-SIRPalpha Interaction

Mariam Kyarunts1, Adriel Cha1, Jens Volkmer1, Teja Nayik1, Irv Weissman1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University]