Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging
Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging
The muscle biologist developed a zebrafish model for myofibrillar myopathies and is working with killifish to study muscle regeneration.
Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging
Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging

The muscle biologist developed a zebrafish model for myofibrillar myopathies and is working with killifish to study muscle regeneration.

The muscle biologist developed a zebrafish model for myofibrillar myopathies and is working with killifish to study muscle regeneration.

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