Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Making Faces: Developmental Mechanisms of Craniofacial Evolution

"Making Faces: Developmental Mechanisms of Craniofacial Evolution"
with Rich Schneider, Ph.D. 
October 28, 2009

Dr. Schneider will overview experiments in his laboratory that have revealed molecular and cellular processes involved in facial patterning. He will describe how his studies to understand the basis for skull shape in breeds of dogs led him to create a cell transplant system whereby duck embryos develop with quail beaks. He will bring an assortment of skulls.

Dr. Schneider is on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, and in 2004 he was made Director of the Department's Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory on the Parnassus Heights campus.

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