Phil Yang

Student Information
Year 2005
Undergraduate BS, Johns Hopkins University
Mentor Dr. David Yue

Thesis Project

Ca2+ Channels comprise a vital role in cell signaling and modifying

Ca2+ these signals can be lead to a crucial chain of events. I am researching on identifying and characterizing a calcium binding protein (CaBPs) that can potentially affect the mechanistic properties of calcium channels in the auditory system. In the near future, I will be using siRNA techniques to silence the gene and test the physiological impact this protein has on the auditory system. Ultimately, it's a step to understand the complex yet simple design of the human body.