Discovering the Secrets of Motor Neurons with Single Cell Sequencing

Motor neurons originating in the spine control both voluntary and involuntary movements. Even though they have an essential function, they are notoriously difficult to study.

In this episode, Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services team spoke with Jacob Blum, a graduate student in Aaron Gitler’s laboratory at Stanford University, about his work understanding the diversity of spinal motor neurons using single cell transcriptomics.

LabTalk is a special edition podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services team, where we explore topics at the leading edge of innovative research. To keep up to date with this podcast, follow The Scientist on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our podcast channel wherever you get your podcasts. This episode was sponsored by 10x Genomics.




Jacob Blum
Graduate Student
Laboratory of Aaron Gitler
Department of Genetics
Stanford University



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