Home Department: Biology
Mentor: Marion Buckwalter, Neurology & Neurological Sciences and Neurosurgery
Astrocytes have been implicated as important cells for the regulation of neuroinflammation after stroke. However, the precise signaling pathways by which astrocytes influence neuroinflammation are unknown. Using molecular biology techniques including immunoprecipitation, RT-qPCR, and RNA sequencing, Sierra’s project will elucidate how the astrocyte translatome—the body of messenger RNA being translated within the cell—changes after stroke.