Seminars in Developmental Biology

Each year, the Graduate Program in Developmental Biology invites distinguished scientists to give seminars. Please see a list of our past speakers.

2014-2015

Isabella Garcia
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Wiring new neurons: Genetic mechanisms to build circuits in the adult brain”
Dissertation Seminar
Sept. 12, 2014
Advisor: Ben Arenkiel

Kevin (Shiuan) Wang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Retromer-mediated protein transport and its role in neurodegeneration”
Dissertation Seminar
Aug. 14, 2014
Advisor: Hugo Bellen

2013-2014

Tiantian Cai
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“The role of Atoh1 in cochlear development”
Dissertation Seminar
June 3, 2014
Advisor: Andy Groves

Kae-Jiun Chang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Assembly of nodes of Ranvier and paranodal axoglial junctions”
Dissertation Seminar
April 25, 2014
Advisor: Matt Rasband

Renee Edlund
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Foxi3 is required for patterning in the first branchial arch and for craniofacial development”
Dissertation Seminar
April 23, 2014
Advisor: Andy Groves

Lisa Cunningham, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health / NIDCD
“Secreted Heat Shock Proteins as mediators of life and death: Lessons from the inner ear”
March 18, 2014
Host: Andy Groves

Elizabeth Villegas
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Plk2 regulates mammary gland development and is a putative tumor suppressor”
Dissertation Seminar
Feb. 24, 2014
Advisors: Jeff Rosen and Trey Westbrook

Ronen Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Shriners Hospital & Oregon Health and Science University
“Regulation of tendon growth and elongation”
Feb. 18, 2014
Host: Brendan Lee

Caterina Clementi
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
“Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) type 1 receptors regulate different steps of early pregnancy”
Dissertation Seminar
Dec. 10, 2013
Advisors: Marty Matzuk and Franco DeMayo

Julie Simpson
HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
“Explaining behavioral sequences: logic and circuit analysis of Drosophila grooming”
Dec. 3, 2013
Host: Hugo Bellen

Allison Coffin, Ph.D.
Washington State University
“Hair cell death and protection in a zebrafish model system”
Nov. 1, 2013
Host: Andy Groves

Michael Miller, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
“The endocrinology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 8: Lessons from roundworm sperm”
Oct. 29, 2013
Host: Hugo Bellen

Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
“Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration”
Sept. 17, 2013