Tristin, a sixth-year student in the Prof. Hinck’s laboratory, orally presented some of his latest research results at the 13th International Bone Morphogenetic Protein Conference, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Tristin was selected to present orally by the conference organizing committee based on his abstract, which was focused on the underlying structural basis for synthesis of BMP9 and BMP10 as monomers. BMP9 and BMP10 are secreted proteins essential for regulating the proper development of vascular networks, thus understanding how they are synthesized and why is important for the developing therapies for vascular diseases, such as Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, which are caused by mutations in the receptors that mediate BMP9/10 signaling. Oral presentations such as these at topic-focused professional conferences represent an invaluable opportunity for graduate students to present and exchange their ideas with international scientists in their field. Although many conferences were held remotely last two years, in-person meetings are coming back!
You can find the Hinck’s lab web site and Tristin’s research interest site below.