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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Jennifer Brewster

PhD Student in Biology

jennifer brewster

Jennifer Brewster

PhD Student in Biology

Education: 
BS, Biology, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Research synopsis: 

Common fragile sites are conserved regions susceptible to breakage when exposed to replication stress. Damage to these regions is frequent in cancer cells, and can result in deletions and translocations. In order to further our understanding of common fragile sites, my project aims to characterize the role of proteins associated with the replisome in protecting against chromosome fragility, specifically within the FRA16D fragile site.