Center for Genomic Advocacy had 17 undergraduate student researchers
participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
program this past summer. Student researchers did work in areas
medical approaches to improving cardiovascular health,
genes involved in cardiac development,
clusters associated with cancer development,
the relative effectiveness of different disinfectants in preventing
genetic diversity among a geographically confined population of
links between particular genes and traits in white-throated
resistance of breast cancer cells to chemo-therapeutic drugs,
investigating the different values, attitudes, and beliefs between
scientific researchers and parents regarding the use of newborn
screening blood samples in genetic research.
computational methods and building bioinformatics databases by
integrating various genomic and proteomics tools/databases, and
analyzing next-generation sequencing data.
Center for Genomic Advocacy is hosting several new Indiana State
undergraduate students as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research
Experience. Students are engaged in research in a variety of areas
current and developing role of genetic counselors in medical
issues related to informed consent in genetic research, with
particular emphasis on the use of newborn screening data in genetic
a variety of bioinformatics tools on big data sets.