Dr. Kyoungtae Kim’s lab focuses on a tiny yet powerful agent: yeast.
Yeast cells have a similar process to human cells. This allows students to learn about the process and explore without putting anyone at risk.
Several students from Kim’s lab attended the Midwest Yeast Meeting in November at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
All five students presented.
- Cullen Horstmann. “The third one named a transcription assessment of the affects of CdSe/ZnS and InP quantum dots on baker’s yeast”
- Deborah Ehie. “CdSe/ZnS and InP/ZnS QDs effect on HeLa cell regulation of Snf1 localization”
- Jared Smothers. “Endosome-to-Golgi SNARE mediation of liposome fusion”
- Vy Nguyen and Mya Ly. “Introduce about the yeast myosin for the traffic bound towards the Trans-Golgi network”
Each student works with yeast in hopes of understanding diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.