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Seminar Series

IBIO Seminars, Tuesdays once a month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Contact Elizabeth Tinsley-Johnson at etinsley@msu.edu for Zoom information.

Please join us for a hybrid MSU Integrative Biology Seminar:

Tuesday, March 21 at 3:00 pm EST 

Dr. Mansi Srivastava, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Mechanisms of regeneration and their evolution

Wound repair and regeneration are fundamental features of animal biology, yet little is known about how these pathways compare across animal lineages. The goals of my research program are: 1) to identify cellular and genetic mechanisms for whole-body regeneration, and 2) to create a framework for rigorous cross-species comparisons to understand the evolution of regeneration. In this talk, I will discuss how we utilize a diversity of approaches including functional genomics, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and transgenesis to uncover the mechanisms of regeneration and stem cell regulation in Hofstenia miamia, an acoel worm. In particular, I will highlight how studying embryonic development informs these questions.

IBIO Seminars, Tuesdays once a month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST