2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Bo Wang, Bioengineering

Parasitic flatworms reproduce rapidly within humans. This ability comes from the flatworms’ germline. However, little is known about the cellular and molecular mechanisms of this process. Xóchitl will utilize a fly model to characterize a novel protein that is involved in regulating the flatworm’s germline development, which can bring better insight into developing methods to treat parasitic flatworms.