JCCC and BSCRC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Allan Spradling
Using Drosophila to Understand Mouse Germ Line Development: From A0 to Zygote
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Los Angeles, California 90095
Allan Spradling, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Embryology
Carnegie Institution for Science
Dr. Spradling's laboratory studies the biology of reproduction. By studying ovarian stem cells, they learn how cells maintain an undifferentiated state and how cell production is regulated by microenvironments known as niches. His lab has found that epithelial stem cells responsible for follicle cell production compete. Replacement of damaged stem cells may be a major mechanism that limits somatic mutation, and that mutations exist that confer the ability to replace wild type cells. Such mutations may be precursors to cellular aging and cancer.
Light lunch served
Sponsored by the JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research