Meet the team
Dr. Amamoto received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and subsequently spent one year at EPFL in Switzerland as a Fulbright Fellow. In 2017, he obtained his Ph.D. from the Biological and Biomedical Program at Harvard University. His thesis work with Dr. Paola Arlotta investigated the extent of brain regeneration in the salamander, axolotl. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Connie Cepko in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. During this training period, he discovered a novel role for Retinoic Acid signaling in promoting cone survival in mouse models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Concurrently, he developed two new methods (Probe-Seq and FIN-Seq) that facilitate cell type-specific transcriptional profiling from organs and organisms of choice.