Tamara P. Tucker, PhD
Tamara P. Tucker, Ph.D.
Peer Mentor since 2006
Tamara Pryor Tucker completed her doctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Juanita L. Merchant at the University of Michigan. The broad focus of the studies in the lab is to understand the role of gastrin in gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology. Dr. Tucker’s studies within the lab focus on molecular mechanisms for the inducible regulation of gastrin gene expression. Currently she is studying the induction of gastrin in response to bacterial infection and the presence of inflammatory cytokines in the stomach. She is also looking at the role of Sp1 and AP1 transcription factors on the regulation of the gastrin promoter. Dr. Tucker’s previous research experiences include working as a research assistant in the CNS genomics unit at Pharmacia Corporation in addition to undergraduate and high school experiences in human genetics laboratories at the National Institutes of Health and Michigan State University.
Mentor's Motivational Message
“It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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Breaking the Ice - Tamara's "Q&A"