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Nathan Jenkins

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Nathan Jenkins 

 

Undergraduate Directed Studies

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STAT3

Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3(STAT3) has been seen to be pro-oncogenic in numerous types of cancers. STAT3's ability to manipulate the metabolism of a transformed cell to promote growth and proliferation is an area of interest for me. I will be looking at how STAT3 affects the metabolism of transformed cells through its regulation of Citrate synthase. 

Radiation Treatment and the Immune System (RTIS):

Wide field external beam radiation has been observed to suppress a patient's immune system.  In hope of stimulating the immune system during radiation treatment (RT) I will be studying the effect of giving acupuncture in conjunction with RT.