JCCC and Broad Stem Cell Research Center Seminar Featuring Dr. David Traver
Development of the Hematopoietic System
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114
Los Angeles, California 90095
David Traver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Section of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Traver's lab is interested in the development of the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, system in the vertebrate embryo. Studies are primarily aimed at understanding how the hematolymphoid system arises in the zebrafish embryo from the first hematopoietic stem cells. His team is also utilizing the many advantages that the zebrafish system offers to study the ontogeny of hematopoiesis and immunity. These include the easy visualization of blood cells in the translucent embryo and the ability to dissect genetically the pathways important for blood cell specification, maintenance and function.
Co-Sponsored by JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research