February 2014-Present: Effects of mutants in the I-domain on Bacteriophage P22 coat protein stability and mature capsid structure
ByFejiroOkifo, Kevin Robbins, Dr. Carol Teschke
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs
As common as the rhinovirus that visits itself upon us every flu season and as insidious as the HIV virus that causes AIDS, viruses have been afflicting the human race since the dawn of time. And yet there is still much to discover about the mechanism by which they infect their hosts. Continue reading →
Oghenefejiro Okifo, who goes by ‘Fejiro’, was born in the Bronx but has lived in Naugatuck, Connecticut since the age of 12, graduating from Naugatuck High School. Majoring in Biological Sciences, Fejiro has been inspired by the plight of a family member to focus on noninvasive medical procedures and medical problems that require treatment currently involving extreme pain, long recovery times, and high medical costs. Through her experiences shadowing at Silver Springs Care Center and her church, Fejiro has developed an interest in working with the elderly and ways in which to use technology to cater to their special needs. A member of the varsity dance team, in her free time Fejiro loves to learn new techniques and types of dance.