Congrats to Ivette, who won a Special Merit Award in Biological / Life Sciences at the 2017 meeting of the University of California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP). Ivette presented her work on the biochemical analysis of CLOCK Exon 19 and its interaction with a repressor of the clock, CIPC. Go Ivette!
The genetic network of the transcriptional/translational feedback loop that creates circadian rhythms in animals was outlined well over a decade ago. However, we still don't understand transitions through distinct transcriptional regulatory complexes are orchestrated throughout the day because we don't yet know how these dedicated clock proteins interact with one another. In collaboration with Greg Hura, Dina Schneidman-Duhovny and Joe Takahashi, we set out to identify how t
Our very own Ivette Perez won a Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarship for her work on the mechanism of CLOCK:BMAL1 inhibition by the protein CIPC. Congrats, Ivette -- we're so proud of your hard work! Thanks also to her graduate student mentor, Alicia Michael, for coordinating the application process.