From Squishies to Crunchies: Studying Developmental Multipotency and Cell Transformations

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 301AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Graciela Unguez, DVM/PhD, Professor, New Mexico State University

Description: This symposium will allow for developmental biologists working on a wide range of model organisms to come together and discuss their research centered on the biology of cell differentiation and phenotypic transformations during early development and adult regeneration involving anatomical, molecular, genetic, and physiological approaches.

Sponsored by: Society for Developmental Biology

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
The neural crest, a fast, versatile stem cell population full of surprises
Maria de Bellard, PhD , Associate Professor , California State University, Northridge
10:40 AM
Regulation of stem cell behavior during adult tissue renewal in planarians
Nestor Oviedo, PhD , Assistant Professor , University of California, Merced
11:00 AM
Function and evolution of gene regulatory networks and multipotency in marine invertebrate embryos
Cesar Arenas-Mena, PhD , Associate Professor , College of Staten Island / City University of New York