Wai Shan Yuen
BSc (Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Cell Biology) University of Queensland 2008
BSc (Developmental Biology) (Hons I) University of Queensland 2009
My research focuses on the protein, Gametogenetin or Ggn, and its role in mitotic cells. Although Ggn was first discovered in 2003, there is not much known about its biological function. It was first identified as a sperm-specific protein but was found to be expressed in somatic tissues as well. Using a short interference RNA (siRNA) transfection culture system coupled with imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy and live cell imaging allowed me to investigate the role of Ggn in mitosis.
Immunofluorescence of mitotic defects with tubulin (red) and DNA (blue) by confocal microscopy.