PHAM, FRANCISName: Francis Pham
Title of Project: 
Optogenetic Silencing of pre-Botzinger Neurons of Mice: Using Light to Study Breathing
Advisor: Christopher Del Negro
Honors Department: Applied Science

My project seeks to study the neural basis of breathing using a mouse model. This has important implications for the understanding of breathing in human beings.

Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
Hobbies: Cycling, billiards, Tetris
Fun Fact: For a stint of about 7 years, I was the top Tetris Arena player in Virginia.

 

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