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Mindy Carnahan

Mindy Carnahan

Graduated with an M.S. in Genetics, August 2011

Advisor: Dr. Vlad Panin

Room 344 Biochemistry & Biophysics Building
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
MS 2128

College Station , TX 77843-2128
Office Phone: (979) 458-4637

Education:

  1. B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Biography:

My research focuses on deciphering the sialylation pathway in Drosophila melanogaster. Sialylation has a vital function in vertebrates. It is an important carbohydrate modification of glycoconjugates that introduces sialic acid, which is often required for functionally important molecular and cellular interactions. My research involves using a combination of genetic, immunostaining, biochemical and neurobiology approaches to characterize the function of Drosophila genes potentially involved in the sialylation pathway.