D'Juan Farmer, PhD. (USC) Webinar Only

D'Juan Farmer, PhD. (USC) Webinar Only

Butler Seminar Series

Event Date/Location

March 30, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Speaker

  • D'Juan Farmer

    D'Juan Farmer

    Postdoctoral Scholar - Fellowship Trainee
    Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Southern California

    As a UCLA undergraduate pursuing his bachelor of science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Farmer became the first in his family to attend college, an example followed by his two younger brothers. Farmer then did a one-year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

    As a PhD candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, he joined the laboratory of Michael McManus, PhD, at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied the role of molecules called microRNAs in the development of the lacrimal glands that produce tears and lubricate the eyes.

    As the inaugural Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow in the Crump Lab, Farmer is looking forward to shifting his focus to craniofacial and skeletal development. He is contributing to the effort to understand a serious birth defect known as craniosynostosis, which can constrict and damage the developing brain due to the premature fusion of joints in the skull called sutures.

     

     

Topic

TBA

 

 

Audience

Webinar Only

Host

Hosted by Danelle Devenport, Molecular Biology Dept.