The Basic Sciences Division hosts a weekly Current Biology Seminar series where leading-edge researchers are invited from around the world to share their latest scientific breakthroughs. Lectures are typically every Tuesday and are held as virtual events.
Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Timken Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Biology
The Extavour Lab is interest is in the evolution of the genetic mechanisms employed during early animal embryogenesis to specify cell fate, development and differentiation. The lab focuses primarily on the evolution and development of reproductive systems, including both the germ line and the somatic components of the gonad.
Seminar Title: “Incorporating evolutionary thinking into mechanisms of morphogenesis”