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MSUM Cancer Researchers Present at National ASBMB Meeting

Posted on May 08, 2014

Dr. Mark Wallert and eight members of his cancer research team presented their data at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology National Meeting April 26 – April 30, 2014.  The student presenting and their project titles include:

  • Nick Berthelsen and Brittany Bisnett presented a poster entitled: “Mutational analysis of calcineurin B homologous protein isoform 2 (CHP2) binding to the   Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1): NHE1 mutations H523I and H523G
  • Molly Strong and Moriah Hovde presented work entitled: “A comparative survey of the impact of NHE1 phosphorylation on pHi and cell motility.”
  • Harrison Pantera and Alex Novak presented a poster entitled: “Mutational analysis of calcineurin B homologous protein isoform 2 (CHP2) binding to the   Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1): NHE1 mutations N519A and N519D.”
  • Clarice Wallert and Scott Buchholz presented work entitled: “In vivo and in vitro interaction of calcineurin B homologous protein isoforms 1 and 2 (CHP1 and CHP2) with the Na+-H+ exchanger isoform1 (NHE1).”

Four of the students presenting are senior Biochemistry and Biotechnology majors.  Nick Berthelsen will be entering the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology at Cornell University; Brittany Bisnett will be entering the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry at Duke University; Harison Pantera will be pursuing a Ph.D. program in Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Wisconsin Madison; Alex Novak will is the recipient of a prestigious National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award and will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Larry W. Fisher, Chief of Matrix Biochemistry Section at the Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch of NIH.


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