James Patton, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences

Keywords: vcscb SPRING seminar

Record History
Added on September 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM by Uttz, Pam
Modified on December 6, 2017 at 11:53 AM by Uttz, Pam
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Duration 1 hour(s)
Location 9455 MRB IV
Presenter Name James Patton, Ph.D.
Presentation Title Initiation and regulation of retina regeneration
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

In humans, the extent of spontaneous repair after retina damage is either nonexistent or extremely limited. In contrast, retina injury in zebrafish leads to spontaneous induction of an adult stem cell (Müller glia) to dedifferentiate and give rise to multipotent proliferating neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs). We seek to determine the key regulators of retina regeneration in zebrafish with the goal to identify therapeutic targets to induce retina regeneration in humans.