2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Wolf Frommer, Biology

Taylor is developing a sugar sensor to measure sugar transporter activity in plant cells. The sensor designed will consist of a fusion between fluorescence proteins and a sugar transporter. The application of the sensor in glucose metabolism can advance the understanding of how sugar is used by different tissues during plant development, an essential knowledge required for the improvement of crops yields.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Fluorescent Biosensors for Sugar Transport

Taylor M. Chavez1, Lily S. Cheung2, Wolf B. Frommer1,2
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University; Department of Plant Biology2, Carnegie Institution for Science]