Karmen Mah

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Karmen Mah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lab Affiliation: Alma Mater:
Wichita State University
Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Summary

Karmen enrolled at the University of Iowa in the iBio (Integrated Biology) Graduate Program in the Department of Biology in August 2012 to pursue her Ph.D. where she joined the lab of Dr. Joshua Weiner. Karmen has utilized multiple lines of transgenic and knockout mice as well as cell culture and biochemical techniques to study the molecular mechanisms used by protocadherins, a group of cell adhesion molecules, to regulate development of the nervous system. 

Future Plans

Karmen will be doing a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Drs. Vance Lemmon and John Bixby of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She wil be working on projects pertaining to drug discovery for promoting axon regeneration following spinal cord and optic nerve injury, focusing on the roles of kinase inhibitors. 

Graduation Date:
December 2017

Graduate Degree