2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: anonymous donor
Mentor: Liqun Luo, Professor of Biology and, of Neurobiology

Samantha is a rising sophomore hoping to major in biomedical computation. She is excited to be working this summer in Dr. Liqun Luo’s lab researching the role of the gene Rai1 in the mouse brain, focusing specifically on the dendritic spines of medium spiny neurons in the striatum. Outside of biology, Samantha is also interested in forensic science, psychology, and English history.

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

Understanding the Function of RAI1 through Genetic Mosaic Analysis in Mice

Samantha Zarate1,2, Casey Guenthner1,2, Liqun Luo1,2
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute1 and Department of Biology2, Stanford University]