Jaye Gardiner

PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology

Faculty advisor: Nathan M. Sherer, Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology

Jaye GardinerJaye is a fifth year graduate student in the Cancer Biology program. She is a graduate research assistant in the Sherer Lab. Her responsibilities include: molecular cloning and microscopy designing, conducting, and analyzing independent research and interpreting experimental results, and mentoring and training two undergraduate students in their own independent research projects. She is focused on the role of HIV-1’s glycoprotein, Env, specifically, Env’s cytoplasmic tail domain in the formation, regulation, and turnover of HIV-1 cell-cell contacts and their impact on a cell population.