Event Title

Genetic Investigation of a Digestive Motor Program

Presenter Information

Renee Brielmann

Location

Science Center, K209

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 5:00 PM

Abstract

Effective coordination of the digestion process requires timely and efficient communication between the cells and tissues of the body. Our lab’s goal is to identify genes and proteins that underlie the digestive motor program in Caenorhabditis elegans, a small nematode that is used by many biological researchers as a model organism for other multi-cellular creatures. We induce mutations in each gene within the genome, and then test for digestive problems in order to expand our knowledge of this essential process.

Notes

Session III, Panel 6: From Fertilization to Infection: Studies of Cellular Action
Moderator: Taylor Allen, Associate Professor of Biology

Major

Biology

Advisor(s)

Angela Roles, Biology

Project Mentor(s)

Maureen Peters, Biology

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Genetic Investigation of a Digestive Motor Program

Science Center, K209

Effective coordination of the digestion process requires timely and efficient communication between the cells and tissues of the body. Our lab’s goal is to identify genes and proteins that underlie the digestive motor program in Caenorhabditis elegans, a small nematode that is used by many biological researchers as a model organism for other multi-cellular creatures. We induce mutations in each gene within the genome, and then test for digestive problems in order to expand our knowledge of this essential process.