Jillian Richmond

Jillian Richmond

May 29, 2018

Group 6 Copy 151
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The cause of onset of autoimmune disease is poorly understood, but may be linked to exposure to certain chemicals. We plan to study the response of melanocytes to monobenzone and thyrocytes' response to PBDE and BPA to determine how they lead to autoimmune diseases like vitiligo and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. To do this, we will look at the antigens (molecules presented to immune cells) on the cells' surfaces using mass spectrometry.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    An Adaptive Radiation Under Our Feet? Examining Diversification Patterns in New World Leaf-litter Geckos

    Adaptive radiations occur when an evolutionary lineage diversifies and adapts to use a previously unoccupied...

    How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?

    We are looking at what affects the biodiversity of rocky intertidal sites (tide pools) in San Diego, CA...

    Are whip spiders aficionados of metal?

    Whip spiders (Class Arachnida, Order Amblypygi) are fairly large arachnids with lightweight yet strong exoskeletons...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 34 people