Bill Jeffery - Closing the Wounds: Stem Cell Mediated Regeneration in a Solitary Ascidian

Friday, March 9, 2018

12:00 pm

Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall

Sponsored by:
Hopkins Marine Station

From his website: We are interested in determining how and why cavefish have lost their eyes and pigmentation. By genetic and genome approaches, we are analyzing genes associated with quantitative trait loci (QTL) with the objective of finding mutations involved in eye loss, which is a complex genetic trait controlled by about a dozen gene loci. Using this information we address the evolutionary forces involved in eye degeneration. Although many mechanisms may be involved, thus far we have evidence that eye loss is antagonistically linked as a pleiotropic tradeoff with constructive traits, such as taste buds and sensory neuromasts, which are adaptive in the cave environment.

When:
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall
Admission:

free and open to public

Audience:
Contact:
831-655-6200
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