Through my research, I have the opportunity to get to know professors and graduate students as I help them perform research in fields that interest me. I am able to relate what I learn through research back to classes in a way that enhances my learning experience.
Llewellyn's research involves culturing cancer cells and subjecting them to different treatments. The effects of these treatments are analyzed using Quantitative Real-Time PCR on extracted mRNA and using Western Blotting on cellular lysates. This research is important in discovering how certain cell signaling pathways cause cancerous traits in cells. Through understanding these signaling pathways, new molecular targets can be chosen for future cancer therapies.