From Genes to Form: Celebrating 15 Years of Developmental Biology at Sloan Kettering Institute



This program is open to the research community




9:00 am


9:30 am

Introductory remarks by Craig Thompson
President and CEO
Memorial Sloan Kettering

9:40 am

Mitochondrial Germline Inheritance and Selection
Ruth Lehmann

Chair, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology
New York University Langone Health

10:20 am

The Evolution of Dorsoventral Patterning in Insects
Siegfried Roth

Professor, Institute for Zoology Biocenter
University of Cologne

11:00 am


11:30 am

Identifying Genetic and Environmental Factors Causing Developmental Defects in Humans and Mice
Sally Dunwoodie

Head, Embryology Laboratory
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

12:10 pm

How Developmental Biology Training Helps Us Measure Resilience to Infections
David Schneider

Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Development of the Vertebrate Neural Tube: Pattern, Position, Precision and Proportion
James Briscoe

Group Leader, Developmental Dynamics Laboratory
The Francis Crick Institute

2:40 pm

Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution
David Kingsley

Professor, Developmental Biology
Stanford University

3:20 pm


3:50 pm

Vertebrate Gastrulation: in vivo and in vitro
Lila Solnica-Krezel

Professor and Head, Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

4:30 pm

Genetics, Temperature Extremes and Developmental Transitions in Early Drosophila Embryos
Eric Wieschaus

Professor, Molecular Biology
Princeton University 

5:15 pm

Closing remarks

5:30 pm


Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
Room ZRC-Auditorium
New York, NY 10065

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