Headshot portrait of Sawa Keymeulen - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: The Rose Hills Foundation
Mentor: Stefan Heller, Otolaryngology

Sawa is working to address the current limitations of inner-ear stem cell research by using a specific genetic marker to sort and select certain otic (relating to the ear) lineage cells. With these cells, she hopes to be able to understand their optimal conditions and bioengineer sensory epithelia for the inner ear. This research will help to better understand inner ear development and regeneration to help affected patients.

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

Selecting Otic Sensory Lineage Cells from Mouse ECS with the Fbxo2 Marker and Optimizing Conditions for Sensory Epithelia

Sawa Keymeuen1, Byron Hartman1, Stefan Heller1 
[Department of Otolarynology1, Stanford University]