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Upcoming Events

Modeling and measuring pattern formation in zebrafish skin

Alexandria Volkening (Northwestern University)

Wild-type zebrafish (Danio rerio) are characterized by black and yellow stripes, which form on their body and fins due to the self-organization of thousands of pigment cells. Mutant zebrafish and sibling species in…

Chlamyomonas as a model for cilia-related disease

Karl Lechtreck, University of Georgia
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The Lechtreck lab (https://research.franklin.uga.edu/Lechtreck-Lab/) explores how cells…

MathBio Seminar - Title TBA

Adriana Dawes (Ohio State University)