2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Mentor: Marius Wernig, Pathology

Camille's research in Dr. Wernig's lab focuses on virally reprogramming oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs), which normally form glial cells, into inhibitory neurons. Ideally, this work will shed more light on the treatment for epilepsy, which is caused by a focal imbalance of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Using Viral Vectors to Induce Inhibitory Neuron Formation in the Dentate Gyrus

Camille Van Neste1, Yan Li2, Marius Wernig2
[Departments of Chemistry1 and Pathology2, Stanford University]