2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology, Music
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Anthony Oro, Dermatology

Shire Beach just finished her freshman year at Stanford. Originally from Livermore, CA, she became interested in science after taking an awesome biology class in high school. She is currently pre-med with plans of double majoring in Biology and Music. This summer, Shire is working in the Oro lab on a project which investigates the functioning and localization patterns of various isoforms of MIM, a protein required in ciliary maintenance. This research will help clarify steps to cilia formation related cancer progression. Shire is grateful that the Bio-X program has given her the opportunity to participate in research this summer!

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

What a Difference an Exon Makes: A Comparison of MIM Isoforms

Shire Beach, Scott Atwood, Tony Oro
[Biology, Dermatology; Stanford University]