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(Georgetown University, 2016)My dissertation examines the molecular basis of photoperiodic diapause in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, using high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. Photoperiodic diapause is a developmental arrest in ...
(Georgetown University, 2016)CHARACTERIZATION OF SOX11 IN NEUROGENESIS
SIW14 IS A NOVEL 5-DIPHOSPHOINOSITOL PENTAKISPHOSPHATE (5PP-IP5) PHOSPHATASE THAT NEGATIVELY REGULATES THE STRESS RESPONSE (Georgetown University, 2016)Inositol pyrophosphates are high energy signaling molecules involved in cellular processes such as energetic metabolism, telomere maintenance, vesicle trafficking, and the stress response. While the inositol kinases ...
(Georgetown University, 2015)The formation of a central nervous system, including the cerebral cortex, requires specialized molecular cascades to direct the expansion of progenitor pools, the differentiation of cells, and the maturation of discrete ...
Giardia lamblia, the Intestinal Microbiome, and Innate Immunity: A Study of the Host-Parasite Relationship during G. lamblia Infection (Georgetown University, 2015)Infection with the protozoan parasite G. lamblia is a major cause of diarrheal disease worldwide. Prevalence is highest in developing countries with an estimated 20-30% of the population infected at any given time. G. ...