Duke University Medical Center
Faculty and Research

Heitman Lab Members

Kasey Carroll
Undergraduate Intern

315 CARL Building
Box 3546 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710

Phone: 919.684.2809
Fax: 919.684.5458
Email: kaseyl.carroll@duke.edu

Kasey Carroll

I am an undergraduate student at Meredith College and will graduate in the spring of 2010 with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Studio Art. I participated in a summer internship in the Heitman lab under the guidance and mentorship of Yen-Ping Hsueh. While I assisted in many different projects, my main focus was on chromosome modification in gene silencing. I am specifically interested in the function of a histone methyltransferase, which has been shown to be critical for heterochromatin formation and gene silencing in other organisms.  Most recently, I am studying the methyltransferase in Cryptococcus by generating deletion mutants.

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