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Summer Undergraduate Breast Cancer Research Program

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Annual summary rept. 15 May 2002-14 May 2003

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The Summer Undergraduate Breast Cancer Research Program.SUBCRP at the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia MU supported 6 students in 2002. These students participated in faculty-mentored research projects for eight weeks and participated in seminars, brown-bag lunches, and specialty discussions on research, clinical trials, career opportunities, preparing for graduate school, and ethics. The 6 SUBCRP students joined the activities of the MUs Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, including 70 other students involved in a wide variety of research experiences. The SUBCRP students included one Hispanic and 5 females. Faculty from Biochem., Bio. Sciences, Chemistry, Molecular Micro. Immunology, and Nutritional Sci. served as mentors. Research projects included 1 Preliminary studies in the synthesis of novel radiotherapeutic agents 2 Effects of soy phytoestrogens on mammary tumor cell proliferation 3 Investigations into regulatory and attendant proteins of type one phosphatase during mitosis 4 Analyzing the role of Sds22 in relation to Glc7 5 Improving sample preparation for proteomic analysis by removing highly abundant proteins and 6 Purification of the N-terminal and C-terminal fragments of Human Tid-1, an Hsp40 chaperone that interacts with E7 from the human papillomavirus. Seven other summer interns participated in cancer related research in 2002.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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