The official start to a project is always a fun day! Today I began work with Dr. Soojin Yi's lab at UCSB, examining methylation patterns and cell types in the nervous tissues of echinoderms. We're using bisulfite sequencing, ATAC-seq, and single-nuclei transcriptomes - all the fancy sequencing! - to learn more about what makes nerves nerves!
These starfish are such beautiful animals! SO MANY TUBE FEET! :-)