Constance Cepko, Ph.D.
|Title||Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience|
|Institution||Harvard Medical School|
|Address||Harvard Medical School|
Genetics NRB Room 360
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston MA 02115
|Title||Professor of Ophthalmology|
|Institution||Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary|
Available: 11/01/12, Expires: 08/31/13
Our laboratory is studying the development and disease of the retina. There are three areas of investigation. One concerns how the diversity of over 60 types of retinal neurons is generated during development. Another project is aimed towards understanding how these retinal neurons connect to form functional circuits. A third area concerns retinal disease, primarily retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited form of blindness. In all of these areas, we utilize molecular, genetic, and cell biological approaches. Several projects involve gene transfer using viral vectors, and require some innovation of the current viral vectors. Projects for medical students can be arranged in each of these areas, and will depend upon the interest and background of the student.
Deciphering the Role of Alternative Splicing Factors Cugbp2 and Sfrs6 in Retinal Development
Summer, 06/11/07 - 08/17/07
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