Jenny Stundon Awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Jenny Stundon, a MD/PhD student in the Zakian Lab, was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for her research proposal Roles of Pif1 family helicases in Genomic Integrity and Telomere Maintenance. The purpose of her project is to explore the roles of the Pif1 helicases, which unwind genes and help promote genome stability. She is also studying telomeric RNA, which sticks to the ends of chromosomes and may help regulate chromosome length. Genome stability and telomere length maintenance are key pathways in aging.