Jacob Mardick

Jacob Mardick

Technician I

Institute of Biosciences and Technology
2121 W. Holcombe Blvd, Suite 916
Houston, TX   77030

Phone: 713-677-7700
mardick@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Education and Training

Millsaps College
B.S., Biochemistry

 

Research Interests

I am investigating the role of RGL-1/RalGEF in cell migrations during development. Deletion of RGL-1 alone causes no obvious migration defects, but in a sensitized background dramatically enhances migration defects. By tagging canal associated neurons, I am scoring the effects that RGL-1 has in different backgrounds to determine whether RalGEF is Ral-independent or -dependent, and thus whether RGL-1 plays a linear or scaffolding role in the Ras pathway.