2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Mentor: Anthony Oro, Dermatology

Sierra’s project will combine biochemical, cell biological, and structural biology techniques to better understand how protein variants transport cancer-promoting transcription factors into cell nuclei in resistant basal cell carcinoma. Sierra’s research will focus on elucidating the mechanism of how transcription factors interact with these proteins to navigate the complex environment of the nucleoskeleton and disrupt regular cell nucleus structure.