New Insights and Tools in Pancreatic Cell Programming/Reprogramming
[or: How we learned to stop worrying and ♥ the data.]

Analysis of the remarkable redirection of cell fates that we have found to occur either in normal tissue reacting to injury (acinar cells becoming duct and endocrine cells), or after deleting/over-expressing specific transcription factors (endocrine cells exchange between hormone types), will increase our understanding of the mechanisms driving organogenesis, and adult cell predispositions related to injury and cancer.  Defining forward differentiation and reprogramming pathways should aid in optimizing differentiation protocols in vitro, or could produce new avenues for cell restoration/regeneration therapies in vivo.

Note: Chocolates provided for early Valentine's Day arrivals.

Chris Wright, D.Phil.
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Director, Program in Developmental Biology


Record History
Added on December 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM by Cornwell, Kim
Modified on February 13, 2013 at 11:12 AM by Cornwell, Kim
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time February 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time February 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Duration 1 hour(s)
Location 9455 MRB IV
Presenter Name Chris Wright, D.Phil.
Presentation Title New Insights and Tools in Pancreatic Cell Programming/Reprogramming [or: How we learned to stop worrying and ♥ the data.]
Status This meeting has already occurred

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