Biochemistry Undergrads Discover New Way to Detect Celiac Disease
Their Findings Were Published in An Internationally Peer-Reviewed Research Article in The Journal Sensors.
A group of undergraduate student researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
have found a novel strategy for the detection of Celiac Disease, using a DNA-based method that allows for identification of possible disease from as little as a single drop of blood-- much less invasive and far quicker than the existing gold standards for disease diagnosis. The effort was led by Anna Nguyen. Anna was a Nutrition major who joined Dr. Andrew Bonham's
(Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Chair) research team and eventually switched majors to Biochemistry. Anna is now finding success in the PhD Biomolecular Science & Engineering program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The team's research has been published in a respected journal in the field, with an undergraduate first author and multiple undergraduate co-authors. Many of the authors received support from the MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Program
to read the published article titled: Electrochemical DNA Biosensor That Detects Early Celiac Disease Autoantibodies (2021).
You can also read more about Anna and the team in the latest MSU Denver RED newsfeed