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Habib Khoury - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow

2015 and 2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Nikon Research Corporation of America
Mentor: Yanmin Yang, Neurology

Intracellular trafficking is a complex system that needs to be well regulated or else could lead to neurodegenerative diseases. Habib is specifically studying a protein that was identified by the lab as important for intracellular trafficking. He is trying to understand the function of the protein, the interaction of the protein with microtubules, and the mechanisms of its regulation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Toward Understanding the Functional Relevance of Nemitin’s Post-Translational Modifications in Neurons

Habib Khoury1, Ivan Millan1, Yanmin Yang1
[Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences1, Stanford University]


Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Yanmin Yang, Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Habib is a rising sophomore hoping to pursue a major in biology with a concentration in neurobiology and a minor in history. This summer in Yanmin Yang's lab, Habib is culturing and cloning neurons to understand how STK25, a kinase included in neuronal mechanisms, regulates neuron polarity. Through a better understanding of how this kinase works, he will then focus on discovering the relationship between Nemitin, a protein newly identified by the Yang Lab, and STK25. Habib plans to pursue medical school after graduation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Investigating the Relationship between Nemitin and STK25

Habib Khoury1, Ivan Millan1, Yanmin Yang1
[Department of Neurology1, Stanford University]