efawcett

Student Profile

First Name: 
Emily
Last Name: 
Fawcett
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Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Biochemistry
MCB Entry Quarter: 
Summer
MCB Entry Year: 
2010
Mail/Box #: 

357350

Address: 

Lab Information
Advisor: 
Lab Location: 
J-587
Lab Phone #: 
(206) 543-9274
Research
Research Summary: 

 

The inherent contradiction of a toxic gas that can elicit beneficial effects sparked my interest in the genetic mechanisms behind an organism’s response to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). I am especially interested in understanding the intricacies behind the dose and time dependent response to H2S on a molecular level.

When C. elegans are exposed to sub-lethal levels of H2S during development, they are able to survive otherwise lethal concentrations later in life. My current research interests are focused on understanding the genetic response and pathways behind this “remembered” adaptation to H2S. 

Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Publications: 
22850348
Academic Information
TA/Out Reach
Class/Activity: 
BioQuest
Quarter: 
Summer
Year: 
2011
Class/Activity: 
BIOL355
Quarter: 
Winter
Year: 
2011