John Jung from the Chapkin Lab has fulfilled all requirements for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Scholar (URS) thesis program. After graduation from Texas A&M University, John will be recognized as an Undergraduate Research Scholar on his official transcript. John will also receive an Undergraduate Research Scholars medallion to wear as graduation regalia.
In the lab, John used both confocal imaging and imaging flow cytometry to show that disruption of adiponectin signaling by knocking out / deleting either individual or both adiponectin receptors (AR) in HAP1 isogenic cell lines, modifies the order/fluidity of the plasma membrane. These findings are noteworthy because they may in part explain how adiponectin reduces cancer risk.