Title

What is the function of the Iqg1 domain during Cytokinesis?

Presenter Information

Lauren Tolan

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Shannon, Katie

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

OURE

Abstract

In this experiment, we are specifically looking at the final step in cell division which is cytokinesis. Cytokinesis is the final stage of cell division during which the two daughter cells separate completely. For this experiment, budding yeast is used to see multiple cell divisions in a short period of time due to the microbe being such a good model organism. After breaking down the budding yeast, the IQG1 protein has held an essential interest in the involvement of the actin-myosin ring assembly. The goal of this research was to enter a plasmid within the yeast genome of the IQG1-wt with deletion, making the mitosis of the division abnormal. Once the cells are abnormal, the cells are then starved to force sporulation, enabling tetrads within the cells to go through meiosis as spores until probable conditions arise. With more research on IQG1 and the role it plays in cell division, the more researchers can understand the effects of the gene protein and the functions that arrive when abnormal.

Biography

Lauren Tolan is a 20 year old Missouri S&T student who is studying to become an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis in sports medicine. She is involved in numerous clubs and activities here on campus including Miner Club, Women’s Soccer, Scrubs, and Phi Sigma Honors Society; just to name a few. When she has free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, sewing to a marvels or Disney movie, working as a student athletic trainer, and numerous other activities. Lauren is a passionate worker and an enthusiastic soul with a thirst for medicine. Seeing every aspect of medicine really makes her heart soar!

Research Category

Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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What is the function of the Iqg1 domain during Cytokinesis?

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In this experiment, we are specifically looking at the final step in cell division which is cytokinesis. Cytokinesis is the final stage of cell division during which the two daughter cells separate completely. For this experiment, budding yeast is used to see multiple cell divisions in a short period of time due to the microbe being such a good model organism. After breaking down the budding yeast, the IQG1 protein has held an essential interest in the involvement of the actin-myosin ring assembly. The goal of this research was to enter a plasmid within the yeast genome of the IQG1-wt with deletion, making the mitosis of the division abnormal. Once the cells are abnormal, the cells are then starved to force sporulation, enabling tetrads within the cells to go through meiosis as spores until probable conditions arise. With more research on IQG1 and the role it plays in cell division, the more researchers can understand the effects of the gene protein and the functions that arrive when abnormal.