Libby Lab
University of Rochester
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Biological Sciences: Cell and Developmental Biology, Biological Sciences: Neuroscience, Biology
Natural and Biomedical Sciences
The primary focus of Dr. Richard Libby’s research group is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying glaucomatous neurodegeneration. Interests in the lab include investigating how neurons die and investigating how glial cells in the retina contribute to neuronal death. Genetic mouse models allow for questioning into how specific genes in different cell types play a role in neuronal death. Further, techniques such as immunohistochemistry, genotyping, and sectioning are used regularly as cellular outcome measures. All openings are currently filled. Undergraduates interested in joining for future semesters should email graduate student Sarah Yablonski ( Preference will be given to candidates interested in a long-term research position.