McKim Lab

McKim Lab Postdoc featured in GSA blog

GSA's Spotlight on Undergraduate Research featured Sarah Radford, a Postdoctoral Associate in the McKim Lab.
See the full blog at http://genestogenomes.org/the-impact-of-sarah-radfords-undergraduate-research/

The impact of Sarah Radford's undergraduate research  

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Dr. Kim McKim Earns $1.2 Million Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1,271,000 to Dr. Kim McKim, Principal Investigator at the Waksman Institute, in support of his latest research project "Homolog orientation and segregation in acentrosomal meiosis."

Abstract:

Dr. Kim S. McKim

Principal Investigator

Meiosis is the process by which the chromosome number is divided precisely in half.  When defects occur in the meiotic process the oocyte or sperm receives an abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy).  Aneuploidy is usually catastrophic and is the leading cause of infertility in women and the cause of disorders such as Down’s syndrome.  Research in my laboratory is directed towards understanding meiosis in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.  By utilizing the experimental benefits of Drosophila, mutations that disrupt various steps in the meiotic progr