Headshot portrait of Tally Buckstaff - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: anonymous donor and Pitch and Catherine Johnson
Mentor: Matthew Scott, Professor of Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering

Tally is a rising senior majoring in human biology with a concentration in genomics and cancer biology. She is currently conducting research on genetic regulation in development and disease in Dr. Matthew Scott’s lab. She is looking for upstream effector molecules of the sonic hedgehog pathway that may play a key role in the progression of many cancers, including medulloblastoma. By identifying target molecules, drugs can be made to inhibit these molecules and stop the mechanism the cancer uses to grow.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Identifying Early Events of Hedgehog Signaling

Tally Buckstaff1, Teresa Purzner2, Matthew Scott2
[Departments of Human Biology1 and Developmental Biology2, Stanford University]