Anne M. Galbraith, Associate Professor of Biology
3025 Cowley Hall, 608-785-8246

RESEARCH IN THE GALBRAITH LABORATORY
(307A Cowley Hall)

My lab studies the roles of certain genes in yeast meiosis, the same process by which humans produce egg and sperm cells. Thousands of researchers worldwide use Bakerís yeast to answer questions about basic processes that occur in all living organisms, including humans.

In order for meiosis to occur properly, whether it is in yeast or humans, hundreds of genes must perform their functions in concert with one another. If a single gene is mutated, the entire process of meiosis can be disrupted resulting in infertility, birth defects, and some types of cancer in humans. My lab studies two genes that function in yeast meiosis called CDC7 and DBF4. Recently, a human version of CDC7 was discovered to be expressed in greater than normal amounts in tumor cells, implicating a potential role for this gene in human cancer. Studying the functions of these genes in the simple yeast will allow us to make predictions about what the genes might be doing in the more complex humans.

If you join my laboratory, you will perform experiments that will teach you techniques in yeast genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry to understand the roles of these two genes in yeast meiosis. I have projects available for both undergraduates and graduate students. Please e-mail me or stop by my office to discuss the possibilities!

NCUR 2006 HELD IN ASHEVILLE, NC AT UNC-ASHEVILLE

Only Beth and Kim, the first two pictures below, are from my lab. The others were more of the science contingent from UWL, including Amber, Ashley, Don, Katie, Marc and Cassie, Miral, and Rachel.

                                      

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PHOTOS FROM THE 9TH ANNUAL UWL CELEBRATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY ON MARCH 31, 2006 (PLUS A PHOTO OF TWO HAPPY STUDENTS TAKING BIOINFORMATICS OVER J-TERM)

Wow, FIVE posters!! No wonder I'm so tired. :)  Kim, Beth, Nate, Sarah, Ben (right), and whole crew, and Sarah/Beth taking Bioinformatics.

                      

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NCUR 2005 HELD JOINTLY IN LEXINGTON, VA AT THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE AND WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

What a gorgeous campus. Here are Pete, someone from music whose name escapes me, Kristin, Beth, me, and Ryan.

  

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PHOTOS FROM THE 8TH ANNUAL UWL CELEBRATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY IN APRIL, 2005 AND A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF LABBIES (AND FRIENDS) TAKING "BREAKS" DURING POSTER PRODUCTION TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY:

Beth and me, Jed (the "lab bitch" soon to be doctor), Jed and me, my office the morning of my birthday and Research Day after I had 4 hours sleep and they had even less, me and Pete, Jed/Pete/Amy, Pete and Ryan, and...um....who IS that masked man, Pete?

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Send me an e-mail: galbrait.anne@uwlax.edu

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Last modified 6/2/06
Copyright 2000, Anne Galbraith