csamstag

Student Profile

First Name: 
Colby
Last Name: 
Samstag
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Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Genome Sciences
MCB Entry Quarter: 
Summer
MCB Entry Year: 
2014
E-Mail: 
Mail/Box #: 

355065

Address: 

Lab Information
Advisor: 
Lab Location: 
Foege S443F
Lab Phone #: 
(206) 616-5996
Research
Research Summary: 

Mitochondria contain the machinery of the electron transport chain, which are responsible for­­ generating most of the energy for the cell. In addition to nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins, mitochondria contain a separate small, circular genome, densely packed with genes necessary to maintain mitochondrial function. The accumulation of mutations within mitochondrial DNA has been associated with aging and common diseases of the elderly, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. I am using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism to study the cellular factors that influence the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations.

Areas of Interest: 
Neuroscience
Academic Information
TA/Out Reach
Class/Activity: 
Bioquest Academy
Quarter: 
Summer
Year: 
2015
Class/Activity: 
Genome 361
Quarter: 
Autumn
Year: 
2015