Presenter(s): Maisoon Qassem
Title: Zebrafish as a Model for Alzheimer’s Disease
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Karen Guzman , Biology
Alzheimer’s affects millions in the United States. The E4 allele of the APOE (Apolipoprotein-E) gene is associated with an increased risk of developing the disease. Using zebrafish to study this allele could prove useful. The aim of my research is to identify a zebrafish homolog based on structural aspects of Apolipoprotein-E.
Walter C. Barge Honors Program Participant