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MizzouForward Keynote - A Challenge to Integrity: How do cells in an epithelium divide?
May 23rd | 2:00p-3:00p
111 Tucker Hall or ZOOM
Join us for “A Challenge to Integrity: How do cells in an epithelium divide?" a keynote presentation by Dr. Dan Bergstralh, College of Arts & Science MizzouForward faculty candidate. Dr. Bergstralh will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.
Dr. Dan Bergstralh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Bergstralh completed his PhD in Genetics & Molecular Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his MA from The Gurdon Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology from the University of Cambridge and his BS in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Bergstralh has been a Pre-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Associate at NIH/NCI, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Lineberger Postdoctoral Fellow (T32) in the Department of Biology and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral & Marshall Sherfield Fellow at the Gurdon Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology at the University of Cambridge.
Epithelial tissues line organ boundaries, where they perform important functions; they manage nutrient absorption in the intestine, gas exchange in the lungs, and hormone secretion in the glands. All of these functions rely on tissue integrity, which is challenged by cell division - a potentially disruptive process involving cell growth and shape change. The Bergstralh lab aims to understand how this challenge is met. Their work is focused on understanding how dividing cells find the right direction to divide, and what happens when they don’t.
You can access Dr. Bergstralh’s CV via OneDrive here:
Bergstralh CV.pdf (University log in required to access)
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