Quality control during sexual reproduction - lessons from the nematode C. elegans

The 2022 Genetics Student Retreat will be held at the UI Art Building West. On Oct. 7 there will be a Public Presentation by our keynote speaker, Dr. Abby Dernburg. Doors will open at 5 p.m., presentation will begin at 6.

Dr. Dernburg is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California Berkeley. She assisted in the development of the wide-field deconvolution microscopy system that was later commercialized as DeltaVision. Her lab currently investigates how chromosomes are physically remodeled during meiosis, how chromosomes pair and synapse with their homologs, how meiotic crossovers are regulated to ensure proper segregation, and how these mechanisms are coordinated and surveilled by the meiotic cell cycle machinery.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics in advance at (319)335-7748 or grad-genetics@uiowa.edu