Lila Solnica-Krezel: Regulation of microtubules by dachsous cadherin during zebrafish embryogenesis
Lecture series 'Pioneers in Cell Dynamics and Imaging'
by Lila Solnica-Krezel, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis/USA
Host: Women in Science, Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence
Lila Solnica-Krezel did a PhD in Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States. This was followed with postdoctoral work in the lab of Wolfgang Driever at the Harvard Medical School. Displaying excellence in research, she started her own independent group as an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Molecular Biology. In 2010, she became Head of the Department of Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research focuses on deciphering the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying vertebrate gastrulation using zebrafish as a model organism. Her lab is working on unraveling the effects of signaling pathways, such as Wnt/PCP, on developmental processes such as embryonic polarity, patterning, gastrulation movements and embryonic axis specification. Her research has provided valuable insight on the genetic origins of developmental defects, such as those resulting in miscarriages. Moreover, her lab also investigates the molecular regulation of tumor metastasis. In this regard, her research has uncovered striking parallels between the spread of tumors and gastrulation movements.
International scientists setting milestones in cell dynamics and imaging present their most recent scientific advances in basic and translational research. The lectures start at 5:30pm. At 5:00pm a reception in front of the lecture hall will be held where you can meet colleagues for interdisciplinary exchange while having free drinks and snacks. The talks are held in English.
The lecture series is a cooperation project of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence and the Collaborative Research Centres CRC 629 'Molecular Cell Dynmaics', CRC 656 'Molecular Cardiovascular Imaging', CRC 1009 'Breaking Barriers', CRC/Transregio 58 'Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders' and CRC/Transregio 128 'Multiple Sclerosis'.