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Characterization of Phenotypes Resulting from Altered BWA Expression in Drosophila to Develop a Cancer Treatment Screen

Semester: Spring 2024


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This project examined the phenotypes resulting from altered BWA expression in Drosophila to develop a cancer treatment screen based upon phenotypic comparison. BWA is an alkaline ceramidase in Drosophila that converts ceramide to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Increased amounts of S1P have been linked to tumor formation, indicating that BWA over-expression may contribute to tumorigenesis. As such, a method to determine BWA-inhibiting treatments is desired.

Presenter Name: Collin Clark

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B52
College: Medicine
School / Department: Oncological Sciences
Research Mentor: Bruce Edgar
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM