2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation and Bio-X
Mentor: Marius Wernig, Pathology

Samar is investigating the role of presenilin 1 gene mutation in Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, she is assessing the mechanism through which it leads to accumulation of beta-amyloid 42.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Alzheimer's Disease: The Impact of Presenilin 1 Mutation on Autophagy in Human Neurons

Samar Naamo1, Daniel Haag1, Marius Wernig1
[Department of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine1, Stanford University]