This web page was produced as an assignment for Genetics 677, an undergraduate course at University of Wisconsin: Madison.

Megan Holler: Web Creator

   I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin: Madison.  I will be graduating this spring 2009 with a bachelor's degree if science in Genetics. This website was created as a semester long project for a class called Genetics 677: Genomic and Proteomic Analysis in the Spring 2009 under the direction of Dr. Ahna Skop, Ph.D. This class was to be more hands-on in which the application of genomics and proteomics to a known common gene associated with a known human disease. Thus, the disease I decided to study this semester was dyslexia since there was evidence of familial inheritance in the parieto-temporal and occippito-temporal areas of the brain. In addition, this learning disability can affect the lives of people who have it as well as the live of those involved. It can not only affect their education and academia but there social lives and careers as well.  It is an interesting disability that affects about 5% to 17% of the population and is not very well understood biologically. I wanted to learn more about this interesting learning disability since it touches close to home.

Thanks to:

University of Wisconsin: Madison for allowing me this opportunity to take such a wonderful course and my education
Special thanks to Professor Ahna Skop for all her audience though out this semester long project.
My genetic 677 classmates for all their constructive criticism
And Thomas Fleming for his peer editing skills

Megan Holler
Last Updated: 5/13/09