Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-14 07:54:58


Biomedical Science

Honors Course

3100 499-002

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


For this project, a systematic review will be conducted on published studies on protocadherin-19 expression and function in vertebrate central nervous system development in the last 10 years. Protocadherin-19 (pcdh19) is a member of the cadherin superfamily. Cadherins are calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecules show to play important roles in vertebrate tissue development including the formation of the central nervous system. Understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the function of pcdh19 will help aid in understanding disease(s) caused by malfunction of this molecule, and lead to potential strategies for treatment. Data will be collected via online search of databases. The project is aimed to be completed by April 2021.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Qin Liu

First Reader

Dr. R. Joel Duff

Second Reader

Brian Bagatto

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brain Bagatto



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