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Samantha Piekos

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Samantha Piekos

Samantha Piekos

I received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. During my time at Notre Dame I worked in Dr. David Hyde's lab, which studies retinal regeneration in zebrafish. My project examined the increase in rod precursor cells (the cells that give rise to rod photoreceptors) following dark adaptation. At Stanford, I am interested in investigating cell fate determination and differentiation during skin development. Understanding of these processes will aid in the creation of cells safe for patient use in new regenerative medicine therapies.