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Ayana Jamal

AyanaJamal

Ayana Jamal

G1 Student

Locations

  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information

Biography

Education

BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 2015

Faculty Advisor

Brian Link, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Research Interests

Research Experiences

Loyola University Chicago, June 2009-May 2012
Advisor: Dr. F. Bryan Pickett
Exploring the role of RALDH2 and retinoid acid in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome using a zebrafish model of development

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2013-December 2015
Advisor: Dr. Phillip A. Newmark
Uncovering the role of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Schmidtea mediterranea reproductive development

Publications

Saberi A, Jamal A, Beets I, Schoofs L, Newmark PA (2016) GPCRs Direct Germline Development and Somatic Gonad Function in Planarians. PLoS Biol 14(5): e1002457. doi:10.1371/ journal.pbio.1002457

Meeting Abstracts

Jamal A, Saberi A, Newmark PA (September 2015). Uncovering the role of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Schmidtea mediterranea reproductive development. Poster presentation at the Third North American Planarian Meeting in Chicago, IL.

General Interests

Traveling, fashion, fitness, hiking, music (my eclectic taste ranges from Bruce Springsteen to One Direction), watching the Chicago Cubs win