Genetics Thesis

My undergraduate thesis, conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Gerry Smith at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. In this work, spanning 2005 – 2006, I elucidate the mechanism by which the RNA interference machinery is used to modify the chromatin structure of centromeres to silence homologous recombination, thus protecting the integrity of chromosomes as they segregate during meiosis. You can read it here.



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