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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Zahna Bigham

MD, PhD Student
Zahna Bigham

Zahna Bigham

MD, PhD Student

Education: 
BA, Biology, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Research synopsis: 

Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD, Rotation Advisor

My project focused on long-tail cancer drivers and their role in carcinogenesis. Specifically, I studied VIRMA, a member of the m6A methyltransferase complex and its interaction with the long-tail cancer driver, FUBP1. I examined the association between VIRMA and FUBP1 further, studied endogenous VIRMA expression with the presence and loss of FUBP1 and examined the effects of VIRMA over expression and knockdown in MCF10F cells.