Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Cayla Thompson

Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

BS, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, 2010

Faculty Advisor: Michele Battle, PhD

Mailing Address:
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548
USA

Phone: (414) 955-4136
FAX: (414) 955-6517

Email: clillge@mcw.edu


Research Area:  Role of Gata Transcription Factors in Intestinal Development


Upon participating in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, I immediately felt at home in MCW. I entered the graduate school through the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences having little idea of my research interests aside from a fascination in cell signaling instilled by my undergraduate work. After completing four laboratory rotations, I joined the Battle lab, which primarily studies intestinal development. My project focuses on post-translational modifications of the GATA4 transcription factor and its role in determining gene regulation in the intestine.

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