Name: Jing Bi
Home Country: China
Year in PhD Program: 4
PhD Degree-granting Program: Cell & Developmental Biology
PhD Advisor: Dr. Mira Krendel
Description of Research Project:
Myosin IE function in the kidney. Myole is a Class I long-tailed myosin that is broadly expressed in many tissue types with highest expression profile in kidney glomeruli and lymph nodes. It's mutations in the MYOIE gene in humans are associated with kidney disease. We have proposed that myole is involved in regulating actin cytoskeletal organization in kidney podocytes.
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