2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Chaitan Khosla, Professor of Chemistry, and of Biochemistry

Rebekah M.B. Silva (class of 2012) is majoring in chemistry. She transferred to Stanford in Autumn 2009 and joined the celiac sprue project in the Khosla lab the following summer. With the support of Bio-X, she will focus on tissue transglutaminase 2, a potential therapeutic target for celiac disease. After completing her degree at Stanford, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry and later a career in academia.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

In vitro and In vivo Analysis of Transglutaminase 2 Mutants with Altered Allosteric Properties

Rebekah Silva1, Xi Jin1, WeiWei Li1, Chaitan Khosla2
[Departments of Chemistry1 and Chemical Engineering2, Stanford University]