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Researcher of the Week:
Pauline Xu

Meet Pauline,
She is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major and both an URA and a Meyerhoff Scholar. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a recipient of the Lise Satterfield Scholarship and a 2014 UMBC Goldwater Scholarship nominee. Her future plans are to pursue her M.D./Ph.D. and to conduct translational research and teach at the medical school level.

Her research will focus on elucidating the mechanism by which the dithiolethione compound ACS-1 interacts with and affects the activity of the glycolytic enzyme, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). She will test the hypothesis that ACS-1 inhibits GAPDH via covalent modification of its cysteine residues and disulfide bond formation. She propose that these studies will be critical to translating this discovery into new therapies.

Read more about Pauline here...

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