Presenter Information

Philip Giddings, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-7-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

3-7-2014 4:00 PM

Description

My research project is focused around a specific gene—cytosolic carboxypeptidase 5 (CCP5). Previous research suggests that the CCP5 gene is essential for the modification of α-tubulin which is necessary for normal growth of cilia in the olfactory pit of zebrafish. It is my goal to confirm the role of the CCP5 gene in olfactory ciliary growth using scanning electron microscopy. Using a CCP5-MO to knockdown, the gene I can compare the resulting phenotype to that of a control specimen in order to determine any visible differences with respect to cilia morphology.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Advisor: Peter Lyons, Biology

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Mar 7th, 2:30 PM Mar 7th, 4:00 PM

P-11 Cytosolic Carboxypeptidase 5 (CCP5) and Cilia Development in Zebrafish

Buller Hallway

My research project is focused around a specific gene—cytosolic carboxypeptidase 5 (CCP5). Previous research suggests that the CCP5 gene is essential for the modification of α-tubulin which is necessary for normal growth of cilia in the olfactory pit of zebrafish. It is my goal to confirm the role of the CCP5 gene in olfactory ciliary growth using scanning electron microscopy. Using a CCP5-MO to knockdown, the gene I can compare the resulting phenotype to that of a control specimen in order to determine any visible differences with respect to cilia morphology.