Tu Dosis Diaria de Ciencia (Your Daily Dose of Science)

Creation of a blog in Spanish where information about scientific research will be posted. There is a lack of resources in Spanish about scientific research and what scientists do and this project tries to provide a source of information to address these points in a manner that is easy to understand. The posts will range from providing information about how research is conducted to providing short summaries of primary literature papers that talk about science that affects people’s everyday lives.

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Maria is a biochemistry major and is currently working in Dr. Madeline Shea’s lab in the biochemistry department. Her research project deals with an enzyme, Calcineurin, that is important in muscle development, heart development and in activating the immune system. Calcineurin is also a target of immunosuppressant drugs, which have various negative side effects. Her research seeks to elucidate the mechanism of activation of Calcineurin so that better immunosuppressant’s may be developed in the future.