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Dennisse Jimenez-Cyrus

Class 2014
Education BS, Howard University
Email djimenz2@jhmi.edu
Mentor

Dr. Hongjun Song

Research Interests

  Stem cells generate tissue and populate with differentiated cell types, Repair tissue after injury, Maintain tissue integrity.  Adult stem cells are rare in mature tissues and display heterogeneous behavior in the adult brain and to clearly identify stem cell lineage and important governing factors single cell resolution has been the only way to tease apart distinct populations in the differentiation process and the unique molecular cascades that identify them. I’m investigating global epigenetic mechanisms and how they modulate established and transient gene regulatory networks throughout adult neurogenesis and neural stem cells  at single cell level allows us to clearly identify biased expressions that may impact important molecular cascades involved in making fate decisions.