Arielle Woznica, UT Austin

Choanoflagellates and the origin of animal immunity
May 8, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pmCanceled
Free and open to the university community and the public.


Arielle Woznica
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences
University of Texas at Austin


Event Description

All animals rely on innate immune responses to protect them from invading pathogens. But how did immunity in animals first evolve? By studying the closest living relatives of animals, the choanoflagellates, we can gain insight into the evolution of animal immune pathways, while uncovering new mechanisms of immunity.

  • Martin Jonikas, Department of Molecular Biology
  • John Brooks II, Department of Molecular Biology
Event Category
Butler Seminar Series