Class of 2024Wood Dale, Illinois
- "The importance of telomeres for growth, aging, and cancer" with mentor Grace (Aug. 19, 2023)
The importance of telomeres for growth, aging, and cancer
Started May 26, 2023
Abstract or project description
Written by the student: My final publication will be a review on BioRxiv that will cover the impact of telomerase and telomeres focusing on the components or certain processes. As of now, the impact of T-, R-, and D- Loops on telomere lengthening at the ends of the DNA sequence, TERC and TERT genes and how there is a growth advantage in cells due to the addition of telomeric repeats to the ends of chromosomes, and impact of telomere uncapping and how it is due to t-loops preventing chromosome ends from breaking.