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Riya T

- Research Program Mentor

MD Doctor of Medicine candidate


Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Psychology, Sociology, English, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Indian Classical Dance (Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi), Cultural Studies

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Scientific Literature Review

The project focuses on writing a literature review paper that focuses on the role of centronuclear myopathy-linked genes in regulating nuclear movement and positioning using Drosophila melanogaster as the model organism. Writing a concise review includes choosing specific subtopics of interest within the larger subject and consolidating data from several papers to propose an idea. The subtopics for this review will include studies that look at the effects of disrupting proteins that regulate T-tubule structures in the skeletal muscle, how CNM-linked genes interact with other regulators of nuclear movement, such as microtubule- and actin-associated proteins, and understanding how the entire process is coordinated specifically during embryonic development.

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