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CDB Seminars
All welcome

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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm

2 Oct 11.00am: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Dr Sudipto Roy, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)
Title: Genetic control of cilia number and ciliary length
Host: Prof Steve Wilson
Venue: Room 249 Medical Sciences Building

2 Oct: Helena (Wilson lab) /Maria Maiaru (Geranton lab)

3 Oct 1pm: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Dr Matthew Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University
Title: Visualizing the dynamics of cell signaling that underlie synapse formation
Host: Prof Patricia Salinas
Venue: Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre

16 Oct: Tom Wyatt (Charras lab) (Oates lab)

30 Oct: Harold Burgess - Title TBC (Host: Prof Steve Wilson)

31 Oct: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Sophie Jarriault (IGBMC) – Title TBC (Host: Dr Richard Poole)

6 Nov: Aude Marzo (Salinas lab)/ Maite Ogueta (Stanewsky lab)

13 Nov: (Paluch lab)/ Robert Bentham (Szabadkai lab)

27 Nov: Irene (Stern lab)/Cristina Benito(Jessen lab)

11 Dec: Marcus Ghosh (Rihel lab)/ (Chubbs lab)

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Wellcome PhD Students: Final Year Talks

Thursday 25 September

12.30-2.35pm

Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street

12.30pm:  Scott Curran: “Annealing: the changing role of junctional actomyosin in epithelial cell packing during tissue development”

12.55pm:  Kristina Tubby: “The development of the avian auditory hindbrain”

1.20pm:  Miguel Tillo: “Signals controlling neuronal migration in the embryonic hindbrain”

1.45pm:  Alex Sinclair-Wilson: “Olig2 and regulation of neural stem cell fate”

2.10pm:  Elena Scarpa: “Cadherin-Dependent Rac1 Polarity acquired during Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition triggers Contact inhibition of Locomotion”

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Dr Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

Research Interests

Research in our lab focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of morphological novelties during evolution. We are using the Mexican tetra Astyanax mexicanus as a model system for studying evolution, development and regeneration.

Yamamoto Lab Figures
Evolution, development and regeneration

Astyanax mexicanus exhibits both eyed surface (surface fish: Figure 1) and eyeless cave (cavefish: figure 2) populations. During the late Pleistocene (about 10,000 to 100,000 years ago), the surface fish diverged into at least 30 distinct cavefish populations in northern Mexico. Since then, the cavefish have evolved regressive characters such as degenerate eyes, a smaller optic tectum, and less pigment, but they also have evolved constructive characteristics such as a larger jaw and additional teeth, cranial neuromasts, and taste buds. We use molecular and experimental embryological techniques to study the mechanisms by which this evolution occurred. Our research mainly focuses on the following projects:

· Mechanisms and evolutionary forces of cavefish eye degeneration

· Brain evolution

· Craniofacial development and evolution

· Heart development and regeneration

If you are interested in participating in these research projects, feel free to contact us, e-mail: yoshiyuki.yamamoto@ucl.ac.uk

Lab members
Yamamoto Lab Members 2013

· Yoshiyuki Yamamoto E-mail: yoshiyuki.yamamoto@ucl.ac.uk

· Mathilda Mommersteeg (Postdoctoral Research Fellow): m.mommersteeg@ucl.ac.uk

· Fábio Rodrigues (Student)

· Amy Munro-Faure (Student)

· Jake Wyatt (Student)

Contact

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

University College London

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

UK

Publications and further information

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