Maria E. Teves, Ph.D.
Department: Department of OB/GYN
Maria E. Teves, Ph.D. explores the role that several proteins play in the organization and nucleation of the cellular cytoskeleton, and how they are related to development, fertility and the pathology of numerous diseases.
Her primary studies are directed toward understanding the role of the SPAG17 gene during embryonic development. The SPAG17 gene is a complex gene that encodes for several protein isoforms that are associated with the cytoskeleton and have tissue/cell-specific patterns. Her biomedical research studies involve molecular and cellular biology techniques, genetics, biochemistry and microscopy.