Connie L. Cepko, PhD, Harvard University

Connie L. Cepko, PhD
Connie L. Cepko, PhD

The Cepko laboratory studies the mechanisms that cells use when they are choose their fate during the development of the central nervous system. They have focus their studies on the retina, a tractable model for the rest of the central nervous system. In addition, they are interested in why photoreceptor cells die in many forms of retinal degeneration.



  1. Tang JC, Szikra T, Kozorovitskiy Y, Teixiera M, Sabatini BL, Roska B, Cepko CL. A nanobody-based system using fluorescent proteins as scaffolds for cell-specific gene manipulation. Cell. 2013 Aug 15;154(4):928-39.