Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good

Samantha Hageman

2015 FUTURE Student

Over the summer, I contributed to Dr. Round’s research laboratory by studying a potential protein interaction that may contribute to nervous system development. Although I was a rising sophomore when I began this program, it has helped give me a better idea as to what I may want to do once I complete my undergraduate career at Ursinus. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine.

My Major / Minor / Campus Organizations

Major in Biology / Minor in Spanish/ Seismic Step Team, Peer Advocates, Center for Writing and Speaking

My Research

Over the summer, I transfected cos cells to produce ankyrin g and Slitrk2 proteins. The next step is to see whether or not they interact. If they do interact in these mammalian cells, we can proceed with research using neurons to see if they interact in the nervous system.

 

Life After Ursinus

I was able to successfully transfect cos cells to produce ankyrin-g and possibly Slitrk2 proteins. In the future, we hope to be able to see whether or not these proteins interact, and investigate this possible interaction within cos cells.