A Study of the Effect of Histone Acetylation on ATM Activation and the SASP by SRF Intern Meredith GiblinPosted by Iain Inkster on December 04, 2013 | SRF Education
Meredith Giblin is a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, where she is majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics. During her first three years at RPI, Meredith worked in the laboratories of Dr. Robert Linhardt and Dr. Patrick Maxwell.....
Investigating the Mechanism of Lithium Treatment of a Parkinson’s Disease Model with SRF Intern Sean BatirPosted by Iain Inkster on November 22, 2013 | SRF Education
Sean is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is studying computer science and biology. His long-standing interest in neurology led him to MIT’s Synthetic Neurobiology Group, led by Dr. Edward Boyden...
Eric received his B.S. in Biology from Maryville University in St. Louis in May 2013. There, under the tutelage of Dr. Gabriel Colbeck, Eric studied Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees. He tried to determine the ratio between black-capped, Carolina, and back-capped/Carolina hybrids, assess the impact of bird song on reproductive success amongst these groups...
SENS6 Intern Research Award Winner Ethan Sarnoski Establishes a Link Between Senescence and Mitochondrial Dysfunction.Posted by Iain Inkster on October 30, 2013 | SRF Education
Ethan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in pathobiology in May, 2013. While at UConn, he researched improvements to a system for generating recombinant vaccinia viruses in the laboratory of Dr. Paulo Verardi. In the summer of 2013, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Judith Campisi at the Buck institute for Research on Aging as part of the 2013 SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship. There, he studied cellular senescence, the process by which damaged cells enter irreversible growth arrest.
Brandon received his B.S. in biochemistry from Portland State University in June 2013. Under the mentorship of Dr. Keith Garlid, Brandon studied the role of the PI3K pathway in promoting the protective effects of cardiac glycosides. During his SRF-sponsored internship in the laboratory of Dr. Henrich Jasper at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Brandon worked with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Jason Karpac to develop a model for studying the coordination of tissue aging across an organism.
SRF Intern Navneet Ramesh Attempts to Inhibit a Key Pathway in Tumor Cell Maintenance of Telomere LengthPosted by Iain Inkster on October 15, 2013 | SRF Education
In our latest 2013 intern spotlight Navneet Ramesh explains the challenges presented by the elusive ALT mechanism and opens up a promising avenue toward a solution.
SRF Intern Ariana Mirzarafie-Ahi Improves a Protocol to Study Age-Related Cross-Linking Molecules ThreefoldPosted by iain.inkster on October 08, 2013 | SRF Education
SRF Intern Ariana Mirzarafie-Ahi Improves a Protocol to Study Age-Related Cross-Linking Molecules Threefold
At just 15, Thomas Hunt became the youngest 20Under20 Finalist selected by Peter Thiel's Foundation to compete for a $100,000 Fellowship and the chance at two years of freedom to pursue his dreams. But Thomas’s entire story is even more amazing. He's been conducting research here at SENS Research Foundation in Mountain View since the age of 13.
SRF Intern Jennie Sims & The Genetics of Telomere Lengthening: Understanding How Cancer Cells Evade Cellular SenescencePosted by Iain Inkster on July 09, 2013 | SRF Education
Jennie explains her internship with SENS Research Foundation (SRF) in Mountain View, CA, attempting to identify genes involved in the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) Mechanism.
Our next intern Connie Wang explains her part in uncovering the complex links between microglia cells and Alzheimer's disease.
Intern Sam Curran: IDing Senescent Cell Secretion Potentially Implicated In Age-Related Decline Of Immune System FunctionPosted by Iain Inkster on June 26, 2013 | SRF Education
In our previous Intern Spotlight we learned about harmful proteins secreted from senescent cells that promote tumor growth in surrounding tissue. Senescent cells also contribute to other pathologies associated with old age, such as tissue degeneration. Is there a way to target and treat the afflicted cells responsible here too? This is the question being addressed by our next intern, Sam Curran.