2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Supported by: anonymous donor
Mentor: Judith Frydman, Professor of Biology

A rising sophomore, Phuong plans to major in materials science with a concentration in bioengineering. This summer in Judith Frydman’s lab, she is conducting protein conformational studies using techniques developed by the Frydman lab. They hope to elucidate the interacting nature of chaperonin TRIC and its cochaperone, Prefoldin, which are involved the cytoskeletal support and function in all cellular kingdoms.

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

Bag of TRICs: The Complexities of Prefoldin-TRIC Interaction Unveiled

Phuong Nguyen1, Dan Gestaut1, Judith Frydman1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University]