Brent Russell (3283)

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Utilization of ULP1 in the Development of a Novel Prostate Cancer Test

Hometown: Arlington, Tennessee

Department: Neuroscience 

Advisor: Douglas Young 

Project Description:

I intend to continue my research in the Young biochemistry lab, which in part explores the various uses of unnatural amino acid chemistry and utilization in protein structure. I will be mutating, isolating, and adding fluorescence to a ubiquitin-like protease, ULP1, that binds to certain chemical signals called SUMO that are upregulated in prostate cancer cells. Eventually this research could lead to applications as a novel, non-invasive prostate cancer screening.

 

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