Emely Tejada

Currently, I play on the varsity volleyball team, I am a Posse Scholar on campus, and I will conduct research in a lab that focuses on engineering proteins to help diagnose and treat cancer and create drug therapeutics to access drug targets in the CNS.  

During the SMRI, I worked with Elena and studied mice spinal cords and investigated the role of a transcription factor called, Nkx2.2, in motoneuron development. Additionally, I learned how to use a pipette, run a PCR, section spinal cords, stain cells with antibodies and use an immunofluorescent microscope.