Student projects

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Presymptomatic Signatures of Interneuron Dysfunction in Mice Models of Striatum-Related Pathologies The Dehorter Group - Neuronal Development
Quantitative studies of the presentation of viral antigens to the immune system (especially CD8+ T cells) during infection The Tscharke Group - Viruses and Immunity
Regulation of amino acids in the brain The Billups Group - Synaptic Mechanisms
Studying the interaction between genes and environment in Indigenous Kidney Disease The McMorran Group - Genetics and Infectious Diseases
Synthetic platelet microbicidal peptides as novel anti-malarial drugs The McMorran Group - Genetics and Infectious Diseases
T cell responses to malaria The Cockburn Group - Malaria Immunology
The role of platelets in the protection against malarial infection The McMorran Group - Genetics and Infectious Diseases
To determine the role of histone variants, and other important epigenetic regulators, in regulating gene transcription and splicing. The Tremethick Group - Chromatin and transcriptional regulation during development
To elucidate the role of the epigenome, including the histone variant H2A.Z, in regulating the 3-dimensional architecture of the genome by inhibiting the expression of epigenetic regulators cellular differentiation. The Tremethick Group - Chromatin and transcriptional regulation during development
To study the role of histone variants and other epigenetic regulators in controlling pre-mRNA splicing on brain function and spermatogenesis using mouse knockout models. The Tremethick Group - Chromatin and transcriptional regulation during development
Tracking ribosome footprints to reveal the intricacy and control of translation The Preiss Group - RNA Biology
Uncovering the roles of viral and host genes in viral pathogenesis The Tscharke Group - Viruses and Immunity
Understanding herpes simplex virus latency The Tscharke Group - Viruses and Immunity
Why do live pathogens make better vaccines? The Cockburn Group - Malaria Immunology

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