2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Manish Butte, Pediatrics

CapZ and Adducin are the two major actin-capping proteins in T cells, which are integral in the body's defense against pathogens. Anuj is investigating the role played by the actin-capping protein CapZ in T cell motility and formation of the immune synapse with antigen-presenting cells.

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

The Role of CapZ Actin-Capping Protein in T cell Motility and Activation

Anuj Patel1, Timothy Thauland1, Timothy Thauland1
[Department of Pediatrics1, Stanford University]