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Colleen J Mulvihill

Microbiology

University of Texas at Austin

I’m a microbiology PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin working on the development of new screening tools for human proteins in yeast. Expression of these proteins in yeast is an inexpensive and high-throughput way to potentially find new drugs that act on these proteins. Ultimately, my dream is to use biotechnology to combat health and environmental injustices.

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Genetic engineering can save the American chestnut tree from a deadly fungus

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If the USDA approves it, this would be the first use of genetic modification for conservation purposes

Colleen J Mulvihill

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A fluorescent sensor signals when yeast cells are getting stressed

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Yeast cells can produce large amounts of proteins for industrial and therapeutic use, but they sometimes get overworked

"Inactive" ingredients in drugs could have toxic side effects

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These compounds increase shelf life, but their safety hasn't been systematically tested

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Sugar may trigger inflammatory bowel disease by breaking down gut mucus

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Mice fed sugar-heavy diets have worse colitis and more mucous-degrading gut bacteria

Madeline Barron

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A proposal to use CRISPR to prevent opioid overdoses is a useless approach to healthcare

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Genetically engineering users' brains is short-sighted, reactive, and unnecessary

Nicholas McCarty

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