2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Genetics, and of Biology

Scott Livingston is a rising sophomore likely majoring in human biology and studying pre-med. He is a Bay Area native who is now in his second summer with the Bustamante genetics lab. This year, his project will focus on using genetic tools to understand why hunter-gatherer populations in South Africa do not get dental cavities. In addition to his interest in medicine, Scott is also highly involved with Ram's Head Theatrical Society, for whom he will be tech directing the Fall 2011 production of Gaieties. He is also an avid sports fan.

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

Sharing of Streptococcus Mutans Isolates Between Humans and Their Pet Dogs

Scott Livingston2, Muh-Ching Yee3, Adam Boyko1, Omar Cornejo3, Carlos Bustamante3
[School of Medicine1and Departments of Human Biology2 and Genetics3; Stanford University]