Congratulations to Sarah Clippinger for being selected for the 2018 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

sarah_clippingerMs. Sarah Clippinger received her B.S. in Biochemistry from the Ohio State University in 2016. After graduation, Ms. Clippinger joined the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology program.

Ms. Clippinger is pursuing her thesis work in the lab of Dr. Michael Greenberg in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. She is working to characterize two cardiomyopathy mutations in the sarcomeric protein Troponin T which cause heart disease in patients. In order to determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms of how these mutations cause disease, Sarah is using a combination of in vitro biochemistry and human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) to study the effects of these mutations on force production and mechanosensing.