Meredith Giblin (Buck Institute for Research on Aging)
Meredith is currently a senior majoring in Biochemistry/Biophysics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At RPI, she conducts research at the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Maxwell where she is investigating how retrotransposon mobility affects stress response in budding yeast. For her 2013 SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship, Meredith worked under Dr. Judith Campisi at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Meredith's data strengthened the model that the senescence-associated secretory phenotype is an ATM-dependent phenomenon activated in response to chromatin remodeling rather than physical breaks in the DNA. After graduating, Meredith plans to pursue a PhD in molecular genetics and study the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.