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Colleen J Mulvihill


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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"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

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