##The Trapnell Lab Cole Trapnell’s lab started at the University of Washington in July of 2014, in the Department of Genome Sciences. The lab studies cell differentiation, reprogramming, and other transitions between stable or meta-stable cell states. The lab also studies cell-cell signaling and its role in these processes. The use both computational and experimental approaches, and often work at single-cell, genomic resolution.

Cole’s lab is not to be confused with that of his father, Bruce Trapnell. Bruce studies alveolar macrophage function and the role of macrophages in immune disorders, particularly pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

##The Lab Website

The Trapnell lab website was heavily inspired by the site for Trevor Bedford’s lab. Trevor put together a site that showcases his lab’s science to the world, as they produce it, in real time.

You can see the source code for the Bedford lab site. It’s freely available on GitHub. All code is placed under the MIT license. The Bedford lab also provides some documentation about how they link each project’s GitHub repository into the main site.