The Eye's Heavy Lifters
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the eye refers to a monolayer of cells that are critical for maintaining the health of the photo-receptor cells located in the back of the eye. This summer, my work is focused on performing primary culture of RPE cells. These cells will then be subjected to further studies, including staining (to identify the contents of the cells), etc.
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- Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
- Mentor: Xiaohua Gong, Optometry