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Trainee:

Jessica Rodriguez

Rodriguez

Research Mentor:

Dr. Monte Willis, MD, PhD

Willis

Clinical Co-Mentor;

Dr. Frederique Bailliard, MD

unavailable
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.