• BC2023: Molecular Genetics (Level 2; TSV)
  • BC3102: Molecular Basis of Disease (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC3201: Bioengineering (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC5102: Advanced Molecular Basis of Disease (Level 5; TSV)
  • BM1000: Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV1102: Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture (Level 1; TSV)
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The Marfan Foundation - Research Grant

Mechanisms determining Marfan syndrome severity

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$100,000 over 2 years
Marfan syndrome (MFS), caused by defects in the protein fibrillin-1, has a wide spectrum of severity with symptoms affecting the heart, bones and eyes. The cause of this variation in severity is unclear. Severe, neonatal MFS and Beal's syndrome result from mutations in corresponding parts of the proteins fibrilin-1 and fibrillin-2. Using clues from these diseases, this project will use new cell engineering techniques to determine why some fibrillin mutations are more severe than others. The results are relevant not only to understanding MFS, but also to understanding how the tissues in our bodies are developed and maintained.
Sacha Jensen (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Marfan Syndrome; Extracellular Matrix; Microfibrils; Pathogenesis; Genome editing; Fibrillin

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  • Synthesis of GFP-tagged fibrillin-2 to study the pathogenesis of congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Development of a high-throughput HIV-1 integrase drug screening platform (Masters , External Advisor)
  • Defining the ancestral replication fork trap in Tus-dependent bacteria (2021, Masters , External Advisor)

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