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The Biology Program Presents: Dr. Cassandra Extavour

From soma to germ line: biorth, growth and transformation of a novel gene

Dr. Cassandra Extavour Dr. Cassandra Extavour

Harvard University

The Extavour laboratory is interested in understanding early embryonic development, the genes that control this development, the evolutionary origins of these genes and how their functions have changed over evolutionary time. The lab is particularly interested in the development and evolution of reproductive systems, including both germ cells, which are cells that make eggs and sperm in sexually reproducing animals, and somatic gonad cells, which create the structures to house and protect the germ cells, and regulate egg and sperm production.

March 29, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Kathleen Engelmann