Imani Sharpe

Imani Sharpe

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Contact Information

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Junior Undergraduate Student
Major: Bioengineering

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Minority Access to Research Careers (M.A.R.C)

Presentations and Publications

  • Presented poster presentation at:
    • 2013 BEACON Day at NCA&T
    • 2013 Southeast & Mid-Atlantic Biomedical Engineering Regional Career Conference
  • Presented oral presentation at:
    • 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference of Minority Students
    • 2014 ERN Conference in STEM
    • 2014 71st Joint Annual NIS/BKX

Research Interest

My current research interests include:
  • Nanoscience Nanoengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioinformatics

Research Advisors

My advisor is Dr. Scott Harrison

Current Developments

Whole-Genome Association Study of Silver Resistance Pathways

We investigate a variation in the genomic encoding for metabolic pathways through the use of the Integrated Microbial Genomes resource (IMG). Then cross-compared gene functions, genomes, and IMG-curated set of 908 cellular pathways. Then identified fully sequenced genomes of strains with a genotype of silver resistance based on the presence of the silE gene. Then found plant host silver sensitive group of strains without the silE genes. 908 IMG pathways and the strains were then compared for those that are over-represented or under-represented in silver resistance. A Monte Carlo resampling method, written in R-script, generate z-scores to quantify this comparison.