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WIB-San Francisco: YWIB Comparative Anatomy at ViewPoint Therapeutics, April 12, 2019

Posted By Leah Makley, Tuesday, April 16, 2019
On April 12, 2019, ViewPoint Therapeutics hosted a small group of five high school students from Capuchino High School. The students were referred by their science teachers as being highly interested and talented in different aspects of science. The event started with a lunch and a series of introductions and Q&As about ViewPoint’s research. Then, the students spent about two and a half hours in the ViewPoint lab facility, dissecting a bovine eye, rabbit eye, and porcine heart. Each student was able to dissect her own tissue with guidance from volunteers at ViewPoint and YWIB. Students identified various parts within the ocular anatomy and compared the sizes of different structures between the rabbit and the bovine eye, and further discussed the differences in visual requirements for each species. Next, students learned how to dissect the porcine heart, identifying the ventricles, atria, valves, and the major artery and vein. The event concluded with an orientation and tour and of ViewPoint’s laboratory facility, where the students learned about the different pieces of equipment and how they are used to conduct research.

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