Genetics Graduate Program
Faculty Advisor: Audrey Gasch
Auguste Dutcher’s research focuses on identifying Ssd1-medicated processes via a comprehensive screen of genetic interactions. Ssd1, a pleiotropic RNA binding protein, has been found by the lab to enable wild yeast to tolerate extra chromsomes.
Biomedical Engineering PhD Program
Faculty Advisor: Sean Palecek
Sarah Boutom’s research focuses on elucidating the relationship of hypoxia-mediated signaling with known and undiscovered pathways important in specification of the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier, which separates the systemic circulation from tissue of the central nervous system, is known to be disrupted in several neurologic disease processes and is a major limiting factor in delivery of pharmacologic therapies to the brain.