Mansi Srivastava, Harvard University

Mechanisms of regeneration and their evolution
May 1, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free and open to the university community and the public.


Mansi Srivastava
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University


Event Description

Wound repair and regeneration are fundamental features of animal biology, yet little is known about how these pathways compare across animal lineages. The goals of my research program are: 1) to identify cellular and genetic mechanisms for whole-body regeneration, and 2) to create a framework for rigorous cross-species comparisons to understand the evolution of regeneration. In this talk, I will discuss how we utilize a diversity of approaches including functional genomics, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and transgenesis to uncover the mechanisms of regeneration and stem cell regulation in Hofstenia miamia, a.k.a. the three-banded panther worm, a new research organism.. In particular, I will highlight how studying embryonic development informs these questions.

  • Rebecca Burdine, Department of Molecular Biology
  • Danelle Devenport, Department of Molecular Biology
Event Category
Butler Seminar Series