Photo of smiling female undergraduate student Sherry Mestan.
2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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Mentor: Anca Pasca (Pediatrics - Neonatal & Developmental Medicine)

“Defects of Astrocytes in Human Brain Organoid Model of Hypoxic Brain Injury of Prematurity”

Sherry is studying the involvement of hypoxia on astrocyte maturation and brain injury. Sherry aims to identify cellular, metabolic, and molecular pathway defects in hypoxic astrocytes in order to pinpoint therapeutic targets for white matter injury of prematurity. Sherry’s research will involve cell culture, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, confocal live imaging, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, metabolomics and transcriptomics.