Headshot portrait of Walter Roper - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Victoria Reed
Mentor: Eugene Butcher, Pathology

Walter is studying the gut region and the leukocyte interactions within mice. Through this model, he hopes to identify the factors involved in the specification of peyer patches (small masses of lymphatic tissue found within the small intestine) and the spleen. This research could impact medical procedures and testing for diseases that target the stomach, including some types of cancer.

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

Transcription Factors, COUP-TFII and Nkx2-3, Act in Concert to Modulate MAdCAM1 Expression

Walter Roper1, Thanh Theresa Dihn1, Nicole Salazar1, Julian Pan2, Milladur Rahman1, Eugene C. Butcher1,2
[Laboratory of Immunology & Vascular Biology (Department of Pathology)1, Stanford University; Center for Molecular Biology & Medicine2, VA Palo Alto Health Care System]