May 25, 2017 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Clark Center Seminar Room S360
James H. Clark Center 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305
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Frontiers in Quantitative Biology Seminar


One of the key questions in developmental biology is how cells acquire their identities. This is an important question in human development where stem cells divide and differentiate into skin, muscle, fat etc. It is equally central to plant development where most organs and cells are formed from stem cell populations known as meristems. The Benfey laboratory addresses this question using a combination of genetics, molecular biology and genomics to identify and characterize the genes that regulate formation of the root in the plant model system, Arabidopsis thaliana. The choice of the root as a model was based on the simplicity of its organization and its stereotyped developmental program.

May 25th, 2017 at 2:15 PM in Clark Center Seminar Room S360

Frontiers in Quantitative Biology 2016/2017 Seminar Series

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