The Role of Ring Finger 1 (MuRF1) in Protein Quality Control in the Heart



Jessica Rodriguez


Research Mentor:

Dr. Monte Willis, MD, PhD


Clinical Co-Mentor;

Dr. Frederique Bailliard, MD

Project Description:

Jessica is studying the process of protein quality control in the heart--how cellular proteins are monitored to determine if they are functional, damaged, mis-folded or fit for further use. She is investigating the involvement of MuRF1, a key regulator of skeletal muscle atrophy, in this process.