On Campus | Alumni
Cox Science Center, 166
Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:20 – 1:20pm
Dr. Beattie, Professor, will present a seminar entitled, "Motoneuron Development and Function in a Zebrafish Model of Motoneuron Disease SMA" to the Department of Biology on Monday, October 14, 2013 in Cox166 from 12:20-1:20pm. A major focus of her lab is investigating the biological basis of motoneuron diseases. In particular, they focus on two human motoneuron diseases, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). For these studies, they use zebrafish as a vertebrate model organism due to its well characterized nervous system and its relatively simple neuromuscular organization. Her lab has generated zebrafish models of both SMA and ALS and are using these models to investigate the cause of motoneuron degeneration using genetics, cell biology and physiology. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Julia Dallman at firstname.lastname@example.org.