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TU Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Courtesy KALI RITCHEY
University of Tulsa

SARAH SULLIVAN: The University of Tulsa student from Fayetteville, Arkansas has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for her research on the regulatory function of a well-known tumor suppressor protein on cancer cell metabolism.


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University of Tulsa biochemistry junior Sarah Sullivan of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for her research on the regulatory function of a well-known tumor suppressor protein on cancer cell metabolism.

Sullivan’s personal experience as a type one diabetic led to her interest in the complex mechanisms that regulate metabolism, the structure and interactions of proteins and the pathways connecting biochemical, cellular and life processes. She has completed a DAAD German Academic Exchange internship at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, attended the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting and conducted research as a member of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge. Sullivan plans to pursue a doctorate in biochemistry and study the structural dynamics of protein glycosylation as it relates to cancer metastasis, immune system evasion and the development of cancer stem cells.

“I would like to continue my research in either an academic setting or through a government institution such as the National Institutes of Health,” Sullivan says. “I hope to have my own biochemistry laboratory and explore the role of protein glycosylation in tumor progression.”

Mathematics and physics junior Jennifer Burleson, of Tulsa, was named a Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention for her research in applied mathematics. Burleson plans to pursue a master of science in applied mathematics at TU and eventually earn a doctorate to teach and conduct research in an academic setting.

Updated 04-27-2018

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