Veronica Gonzalez, PhD

Advisor:  Dr. Hurley
My research at the University of Arizona focused on the identifiation of nucleonlin as a c-MYC G-quadruplex-binding-protein and showed thta nucleolin inhibits c-MYC promoter activity by inducing the formation of a G-quadruplex structure in the c-MYC promoter.
I am currently negotiating the terms of my postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley.
Status: 
Alumni
Degree: 
PhD
Program: 
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Track: 
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title: 
“Defining the Role of Nucleolin on the Transcriptional Regulation of c-MYC through Modulation of the c-MYC NHE III1 Element”
Publications: 
1. The C-Terminal of Nucleolin Promotes the Formation of the c-MYC G-Quadruplex and Inhibits c-MYC Promoter Activity. Biochemistry. Submitted. The c-MYC NHE III1: Function and Regulation. Verónica González and Laurence H. Hurley. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. (2009) 50: 111-129.
2. Identification and Characterization of Nucleolin as a c-MYC G-quadruplex-binding protein. Verónica González, Kexiao Guo, Laurence H. Hurley, Daekyu Sun. Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2009) 284: 23622–23635.
Alumna or Alumnus: 
Alumna
Alumni Title/Position/Employer: 
Post Doctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Career Type: 
Academia