Kathleen Lasick, BS, Biology and Chemistry, Shenandoah University

MCB PhD Student

MCB Program Start:



Shenandoah University, Biology and Chemistry, 2016

Research Advisor and Department:                                     

Dr. Andrew Paek, MCB

Research Topic:                                                                            

To survive, cells must respond to a variety of external and internal cues in different ways. Signaling hubs are a variety of specific proteins, each responsible for incorporating inputs from many different pathways and aiding in the cell’s decision between possible responses. The Forkhead Box O (Foxo) proteins are a family of signaling hubs that act as transcription factors. I'm interested in how the dynamics of activation of Foxo1 impact cellular response to different stresses.

What outreach or service activities are you involved in?                            

UBRP Small Group Leader BECUR Poster Judge ASEMS Mentoring UofA Joint Biology Retreat Planning Committee 2017                                           

Honors and Awards:

CMMBS Training Grant 2019 Award for Excellence in Service

Hobbies and Interests:

Reading and playing with dogs