2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Stefan Heller, Professor of Otolaryngology

Tony Tzeng is a rising senior from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is majoring in biology and minoring in history. In Dr. Stefan Heller’s lab, he is currently researching live cell staining with phalloidin, a well-known biomarker for auditory hair cells. Last summer, he also conducted research concerning auditory hair cell regeneration, characterizing the Sox2-CreER system in transgenic mice as a tool for studying inner ear support cells. Outside of lab, he enjoys table tennis, frisbee, and reading.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Characterizing the Effects of Intracellular Phalloidin on Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) Cells in the Presence of Latrunculin B and Y27632

Tony Tzeng1, Robert Durruthy-Durruthy2, Mirko Scheibinger2, Stefan Heller2
[Departments of Biology1 and Otolaryngology2, Stanford University]