Riku Yasutomi

Graduate student
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I am a Genome Sciences MD/PhD student co-advised by Cole and Cecilia Moens. I received my bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. I spent my undergrad and the following 2 years in Iswar Hariharan’s lab where I studied the development and regeneration of Drosophila wing imaginal discs. Thanks to Iswar and my wonderful mentors in the lab, I found my love for science, genetics, and developmental biology. During my undergrad I also spent a summer in Tatsushi Igaki’s lab at Kyoto University where I studied wound healing, also in Drosophila wing imaginal discs. I am currently interested in applying single-cell analysis to understand the mechanisms of Zebrafish brain development.