Title

Cell Cycle Regulation

Presenter Information

Matthew Liberson

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences with Chemistry minor

Research Advisor

Shannon, Katie

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Abstract

The major reason for the undertaking of this research is to understand how cytokinesis is regulated by the cell cycle. The interesting thing is that it only occurs after mitosis, but how is that so well-controlled and maintained? For this segment of research, we focused on a specific budding yeast gene called slk19. This gene is a component of spindle dynamics and the FEAR (Cdc Fourteen Early Anaphase Release) pathway. We looked at a mutated version of slk19, and compared the timing of actin ring formation in mutants compared to control yeast cells. Based on preliminary results, we found that cells with the mutated version prematurely undergo the process of cytokinesis. This kind of research is helpful because it helps us understand the cell cycle of the human body.

Biography

Matt Liberson is a junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His current major is biological science, and his interest in that field led him to pursue research in the biological sciences. He is an active member of Alpha Chi Sigma Honor Fraternity and Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Cell Cycle Regulation

Upper Atrium/Hall

The major reason for the undertaking of this research is to understand how cytokinesis is regulated by the cell cycle. The interesting thing is that it only occurs after mitosis, but how is that so well-controlled and maintained? For this segment of research, we focused on a specific budding yeast gene called slk19. This gene is a component of spindle dynamics and the FEAR (Cdc Fourteen Early Anaphase Release) pathway. We looked at a mutated version of slk19, and compared the timing of actin ring formation in mutants compared to control yeast cells. Based on preliminary results, we found that cells with the mutated version prematurely undergo the process of cytokinesis. This kind of research is helpful because it helps us understand the cell cycle of the human body.