At the ATS meeting in May, Jimmy Nolin presented his poster to Dr. Rory Morty, Director of the International Graduate Programme at the University of Giessen. Each year, several international students are asked to attend the annual retreat at the University of Giessen. This year Jimmy, a third year CMB student working with Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, was invited to attend. Congratulations on being offered this opportunity.
Normal attachment between chromosomes and microtubules within the mitotic spindle are integral in proper chromosome alignment and segregation. Defects in this process have been implicated in certain cancers and trisomy syndromes. I want to understand how certain kinesin motors control chromosome movement by regulating the physical linkage between kinetochores and microtubules. Outside of lab, I specialize in knowing random trivia, finding new beers/breweries to try, and snowboarding poorly. Haein Kim