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Date: February 21, 2013 4:58:12 PM EST

Subject: Krasnow Monday Seminar - February 25, 2013

Please join us for the next Krasnow Monday Seminar on February 25, 2013.
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm.  Come chat with colleagues and like-minded researchers and students prior to the talk at 4pm.

Motor Neuron Regulation of Adult Myogenesis in Drosophila

Joyce Fernandes, Ph.D.
Professor, Miami University
Rotating Program Officer, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation

During the Drosophila life cycle, two distinct sets of muscles develop: the embryonic and adult muscles. Embryonic muscles function in hatching and grow in size through the larval stage during which they aid in locomotory behaviors. At the onset of metamorphosis, these muscles are replaced by an adult set, whose development is influenced by motor neurons, a feature absent form embryonic myogenesis, but with parallels in vertebrate myogenesis. My lab has been interested in identifying the mechanisms by which motor neurons regulate myogenesis. A working model includes the innervating neurons acting through mesodermal organizer cells to regulate fusion and proliferation, possibly using the EGF signaling pathway.

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Lecture Room (Room 229)
Krasnow Institute Building
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Joey Carls, M.P.A.
Assistant Director
Development & Administrative Services
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Chair, Staff Senate

P: 703-993-9162
F: 703-993-4325