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Diana M Mitchell Research Assistant Professor


My current research interests involve immune cell function in the central nervous system, specifically the retina. I am particularly interested in microglia, which are resident innate immune cells of the central nervous system. Current efforts employ the zebrafish model system and seek to understand the role of microglia in the development of the retina, how microglia respond to neuronal cell death, and how they may support or be detrimental to neuronal regeneration.

I also contribute to research efforts in Dr. Deborah Stenkamp’s lab, where we are investigating mechanisms of photoreceptor fate decisions in the developing retina.


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