ROBERT SCHAFER, BS


Postbac Researcher

robertschafer@email.arizona.edu

My research focuses on the potential alteration of cytoskeletal dynamics and cellular focal adhesions during neuronal development. I am currently working the KANK1 gene, which is involved in several molecular pathways such as RhoA activation and recruiting the protein Talin to focal adhesions, and regulates actin polymerization. Using immunofluorescent high-resolution microscopy, I am able to visualize specific molecular alterations that are occurring within the cell using fibroblast cell models as well as patient derived iPSC neuron models. 

 

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