webFish: Cloud-Based Spatial Genomics Visualization

Schmidt Academy and Cai Lab (Caltech) Computer Science, 2021–22

Liaison(s): Jonathan White, Lincoln Ombelets (F)
Advisor(s): Katherine Breeden
Students(s): Ignacio Lista (PM-S), Shinn Taniya (PM-F), Alex Hadley, Michelle Lee, Adam Walker

The Cai Lab at Caltech is pioneering novel techniques to measure gene expression directly within tissue samples, enabling the study of genes in their native environments. Our project aims to facilitate new biological insights by developing a robust and responsive interface that can be used to analyze the high-dimensional spatial genomic data. This includes designing ways to visualize the data, developing efficient schemas for storing genetic information, and interfacing with experimental hardware.