Headshot portrait of Roxanne Diaz Caceres - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The American Heart Association and Bio-X
Mentor: Thomas Quertermous, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Roxanne is a senior from Lima, Peru majoring in biology. She has been working in the Quertermous laboratory since she transferred from a community college in Florida to Stanford University. Her research interests focus on the genetics of coronary heart disease. This summer she is investigating allele-specific differences in the TCF21 gene. TCF21 has been recently associated with coronary heart disease in the GWA study CARDIoGRAM in which the Quertermous lab participated. Roxanne plans to apply to MD/PhD programs while continuing to do research at the Quertermous laboratory.

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

Mechanism of TCF21 Regulation by Coronary Heart Disease Associated Variation at 6q23

Roxanne Diaz-Caceres1, Nicholas Leeper1, Azad Raiesdana1, Clint Miller1, Thomas Quertermous1
[Division of Cardiovascular Disease Research1, Stanford University]