Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Neha Jag

Determining Localization of the SAV Protein in Arabidopsis thaliana

SAV is a mitochondrial protein in Arabidopsis thalaiana whose over expression results in the formation of globular mitochondrial bodies within the cell. My research inquiry involves determining whether the SAV protein localizes to the mitochondrial inner membrane or the mitochondrial outer membrane in hopes of better understanding mechanisms of mitochondrial fusion and fission. I plan to achieve this by creating mitochondrial inner-membrane protein markers and mitochondrial outer protein markers to observe which fluorescent marker SAV co-localizes with when using sub-cellular imaging techniques.


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I'd like to give a huge thank you to my donor for making this summer research possible! I deeply appreciate your generosity in funding this achievement and your commitment to supporting undergraduate researchers at Cal!
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology
Mentor: Yangnan Gu, Plant & Microbial Biology
Sponsor: Chandra Research Fellow - Chandra Fund
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