Black Fellow in Bioscience 

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Aims of the Fellowship

The Fellow will get involved in studying the mechanism for formation of duplication of the methyl CpG binding protein 2 gene, through the use of those previously mentioned approaches. They will also experimentally analyze the genomic structure of the breakpoint junctions in order to identify formation of novel genes/transcripts, specifically fusion genes, generated by virtue of genome rearrangement; they will then propose a cDNA library for each of those patients and develop primers to test the expression of such novel genes using PCR.

Faculty Sponsor

Craig Tepper, Biology

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