Matthew Gibson (Stowers Institute)

Coordinating mitosis and morphogenesis during animal development
Date
Dec 2, 2015, 12:00 pm12:00 pm
Location
Thomas Laboratory, 003
Audience
Free and open to the university community and the public

Speakers

Matthew Gibson, Ph.D.
Associate Investigator, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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Event Description

Epithelia, polarized layers of adherent cells, comprise the fundamental building blocks of animal body plans. The overarching objective of my lab is to understand the genetic programs that direct the growth of epithelial tissues, as well as the cellular and molecular mechanisms that coordinate epithelial cell mitosis with the maintenance of polarized tissue architecture in vivo. In this talk I will highlight two very different areas of recent progress in the lab: 1) Interrogating the role of the DPP/BMP morphogen gradient during growth of Drosophila imaginal discs; and 2) Investigating primary epithelium formation in early embryos of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensisother systems. We have also expanded the SGA platform to i 

Sponsor
Paul Schedl & Danelle Devenport, Department of Molecular Biology
Event Category
Butler Seminar Series