Headshot portrait of Ted Li - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Kevin Wang, Dermatology

In this age of increasingly sophisticated medicine, the molecular mechanisms by which many non-western medicinal agents work are still largely unknown. Ted's research in the Wang Lab explores the epigenetic mechanisms underlying the regulation and maintenance of stem cell pluripotency by utilizing RJ50, a protein component of royal jelly used by honey bees to rear queens, which also has a profound effect on mammalian cells.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms of RJ50 in Mammalian Cells and Its Effect on the Maintenance of Stem Cell Pluripotency

Ted Li1, Andrew Spencley1, Peter Janki1, Cole Dovey2, Jennifer Lumb2, Jan Carette2, Kevin Wang1
[Departments of Dermatology1 and Microbiology & Immunology2, Stanford University]