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Melissa Liu

Class 2012
Education BS, Stanford University

Dr. Donald Zack

Research Interests

My project aims to characterize photoreceptor heterogeneity at the single cell level during retinal development and retinal degeneration using complementary molecular biology and bioinformatics approaches. By utilizing single cell RNA-seq, the degree of heterogeneity in photoreceptor gene expression may be defined across single cells, and stochastic transcriptional drivers of photoreceptor cell death may be identified.