Amber Miller Clark, Castleton State College ’17, participated in the 2016 NH-INBRE ISURF Program. This full-time, immersion experience is designed for students who wish to acquire skills and knowledge that can be directly applied towards research careers and/or graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Amber worked in the Compton Lab in the Department of Biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Through her work and the data she collected over the summer she was included as an author of a published article “Cyclin A/Cdk1 modulates Plk1 activity in prometaphase to regulate kinetochore-microtubule attachment stability.” Publication Link
In August 2017, Amber began working at the renowned Salk Institute in LaJolla, San Diego, CA. as a laboratory assistant in the Joe Ecker Lab. One facet of the Ecker lab research is unraveling hormone regulatory networks in plants. Amber ‘s work focuses on understanding plant hormone signaling networks involved with stress responses. She is now gaining experience, running a wide variety of molecular experiments (ChIP, protein extractions, cloning projects, isolating and prepping DNA samples for sequencing, etc.). Amber is just one of our many NH-INBRE success stories!