Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and
University Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University
Determining Neuronal Fate in C. elegans
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Description: Neuronal differentiation is not simply the turning on of a developmental
switch. The production of specific neurons in C. elegans, for example, requires one set of transcription factors (selectors) that specify, maintain, and
restrict cell fate and another set of transcription factors (guarantors) that reduce
stochastic variability and ensure differentiation.
Community Presentation and Discussion
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP): Lighting Up Life
Presentation and Discussion:
Description: GFP and other fluorescent proteins revolutionized the biological sciences
by allowing scientists to look at the inner workings of living cells. How these proteins
became biological tools exemplifies how scientific progress is often made: through
accidental findings, the willingness to ignore previous assumptions, and the combined
efforts of many people.
Hosted by the Neuroscience Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine
Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) Auditorium
720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
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