Seven Wilkes University students are spending the summer semester researching treatment therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. The students are studying a protein deficiency in sick mice to prove that the protein Thrombospondin-1 eases the disease’s symptoms. Linda Gutierrez, assistant professor of biology, Valerie Kalter, associate professor of biology, and Zenaida Lopez-Dee, lab consultant, are leading the students’ research.
Mountaintop students participating in the research are Hiral Patel and Kimberly Price.
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