Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SPOOKY Physiology & Embryology this October at MSS!

Making Faces: Developmental Mechanisms of Craniofacial Evolution 
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Terra Linda High School, San Rafael, Room 207

Rich Schneider Ph.D.
Dr. Rich Schneider, Man of Mystery 
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. Get the flyer here. (October, 2009; October 19, 2011)

R.S.V.P. on Facebook here:
Dr. Schneider graduated from Hampshire College in 1991. As an undergraduate, he published his first paper, which was on skull evolution in domestic dogs, following an internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He received his Master's Degree in 1994 and his PhD in 1998 from Duke University. He also studied embryology at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, and at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, NY. For his Postdoctoral work at the UCSF, Dr. Schenider investigated molecular mechanisms that pattern the craniofacial skeleton. In 2001, he joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF.

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