Dr. André P. Walther
Our lab uses techniques in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Proteomics to understand how a protein called Replication Protein A (RPA) functions in DNA replication, Cell Cycle regulation, and DNA damage recognition and repair. We are using the Budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system to understand how RPA functions in humans. This research will provide insights into the underlying causes of cancer, and other diseases caused by defects in chromosomal DNA maintenance.
I have also been entrusted with teaching
and Molecular Biology, Advanced Recombinant Techniques, an Advanced PCR
lab, a Cell Culture and Microscopy lab, and The Biology of Cancer. I
also contribute to Principles of
Biology, Ecology Evolution and Genetics, Junior Colloquium, and
Amanda Pattison '14 was awarded a 2012 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship to do summer research in the Walther lab.
Molly McQuilken '12 was accepted into the Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program at Dartmouth College.
Kirsten Nole '12 had an internship at the Food Science Summer Scholars Program at Cornell University
Molly McQuilken '12 participated in the AMGEN Summer Scholars Program at University of Washington in Seattle.
Gabrielle Cutaiar '13 gave
presentation of her research at the Regional Microbiology
Educators 9th Annual Student Research Symposium at Swarthmore College.
Dr. Walther, Kayla Hager '11, Sarah Klein '11, and Molly
'12 gave poster presentations of their
research at the 111th General
Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans.
Kayla Hager '11 was accepted into the Cell Biology PhD Program at Columbia University