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Megan Abbott

Functionality of neurons generated from marmoset induced pluripotent stem cells

Megan Abbott

Mentor: Dr. Peter Hornsby

The aim of this project is to examine the functionality of neurons produced using marmoset induced pluripotent stem cells to provide an experimental model system for understanding and evaluating the safety and efficacy of regenerative therapies when using human embryonic stem cells. Early experiments suggest that changes in neuronal differentiation resemble pluripotent stem cells in culture over time. Future studies will include further characterization of marmoset induced pluripotent stem cells.

Collaborators: Yuehong Wu