Headshot portrait of David Zimmerman - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Physics
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Tom Clandinin, Neurobiology

Every cell packs a meter-long molecule of DNA into a micron scale nucleus by carefully folding it up, while dynamically accessing the critical genes it needs to express.  However, at present, no existing technology can describe this complicated folding pattern in individual cells. David is developing a new technology that will make it possible to probe this architecture with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Profiling the Transcriptional Response to Activity in the Drosophila Brain

David Zimmerman1, Thomas Clandinin1
[Department of Neurobiology1, Stanford University]