Matthew Gibson (Stowers Institute)

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


Matthew Gibson, Ph.D.
Investigator and Dean of the Graduate School
Stowers Institute for Medical Research


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 

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