Brain Development and Homeostasis: Insights from Zebrafish Embryos

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Monsanto Auditorium Columbia, MO 65211

Speaker: Dr. Rachel Brewster

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland

"The Brewster laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms that underlie central nervous system birth defects, such as spina bifida, which results from impaired neural tube formation. In addition, we have recently begun to investigate how the brain responds to low oxygen (hypoxia or anoxia), with the ultimate goal of identifying potential therapeutic targets for stroke. We use the zebrafish as a model system to carry out these studies as this vertebrate organism lends itself well to gene discovery, embryonic and genetic manipulations and live imaging." (source)

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Seminars, Research, Science

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Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, DBS Seminar, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology

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Biological Sciences

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Biological Sciences

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Rebecca Ballew

Contact Email

BallewR@missouri.edu

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