Tag: Anna Harris

  • Differential Gene Expression in Myotonic Dystrophy

    By Anna Harris Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ginny Morriss Abstract Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystemic disorder that progressively decreases muscle function in approximately 1 in 8,000 individuals worldwide. Expansion of CTG repeats in the 3’ untranslated region of Dystrophia Myotonica-Protein Kinase (DMPK) gene is ultimately responsible for the skeletal muscle wasting phenotype in…