Headshot portrait of Dahee Chung - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomedical Computation
Mentor: Joy Wu, Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology & Metabolism)

Photo of USRP student Dahee Chung in the laboratory, working with petri dishes.

Identifying genes that are associated with the odontoblast cell is important for better understanding tooth development for regeneration. By using RNA sequencing, Dahee aims to compare genes that are highly associated with odontoblasts in teeth and osteoblasts in bone, and provide genome-wide characterization of gene expression which, can lead to novel regulators of tooth development.