Jiahn is a doctoral student in Schaffer-Nishimura Lab. Her research focuses on understanding dynamics of stem cell niche in the intestinal crypt under homeostatic condition by using multiphoton microscopy. To achieve this goal, she has developed advanced imaging platform which allows to monitor the intact environment chronically. Currently, she studies the defensive mechanism of stem cell niche in the intestinal crypt against local damages by focal perturbation with laser ablation. Her recent work is supported by NYSTEM trainee grant.