Honours Student

Jacob De Puit

What is your current research interest?

Characterising miR-23b, miR-141 and miR-23b in inflammation and oxidative stress

How long have you been in the Vision Lab?

Started January 2018

What is your favourite experiment?

Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?

Playing piano, riding my bikes, skiing, sailing

What is your favourite cuisine?

Vietnamese or Thai

Hi! I finished a BSc undergraduate degree at ANU in 2017 and am looking to complete an honours component this year. My honours project looks at the role of certain micro RNAs in inflammation and oxidative stress in the retina, with a focus on Müller cells. Ultimately I would like to try to use micro RNAs in treating retinal degenerative disease, but for the moment I just want to understand how they interact in the retina.