Shane Desfor

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Shane Desfor,

Shane is a graduating senior at Cal State San Marcos, currently majoring in biology with an emphasis in ecology and a minor in chemistry, though his research interests lie in secondary metabolites as well as oncology.

He has been with the Gerwick Lab since February of 2012, primarily working on growing up and harvesting large-scale cultures to address the supply issue at the experimental level for biological samples. Shane’s own research project involves culture manipulation, biological response and biologically relevant changes involving secondary metabolite production. From this we hope to further elucidate secondary-metabolic-specific proteins involving bioassembly of these respective secondary metabolites, and the potency implications involved in analogues created from these media-manipulated cultures. Currently, Shane is planning to continue work in the Gerwick lab and apply to attend a Master’s program in the fall of 2014.



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