2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Departments: Biology and Music
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Paul Khavari, Dermatology

Mutations in proteins responsible for controlling signaling pathways drive cancer development. In particular, RAS GTPases are the most frequently mutated oncogene family in human cancer. By characterizing the role of novel interactors in RAS activation and their effect on signaling inhibition, Tiffany will identify potential new treatment targets in RAS-driven cancers.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

SNARE Proteins as Antagonistic Regulators of KRAS

Tiffany Jiang1,2, Yonglu Che3, Paul Khavari4
[Departments of Music1, Biology2, Cancer Biology3, and Dermatology4, Stanford University]