Headshot portrait of Megan Mikhail - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Stanford Undergraduate STEM Fellows Program and Bio-X
Mentor: Howard Y. Chang, Professor of Dermatology

Megan Mikhail is a rising junior majoring in biology and minoring in computer science. Though originally from Chicago, IL, she has lived in seven different states. She is currently studying a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) involved in the inflammatory pathway in Dr. Howard Chang’s lab. Megan was named a Stanford Undergraduate STEM Fellow last year and hopes to pursue an MD/PhD after graduating. When not in lab, she enjoys drinking tea with friends, spending time outdoors, and singing along to 80s music.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Function of a Novel Non-Coding RNA in the TNFa-induced Inflammatory Response

Megan Mikhail1, Nicole Rapicavoli1, Kun Qu1, Jiajing Zhang1, Howard Y. Chang1
[Department of Epithelial Biology1, Stanford University]