The May 11 session of “MSK Science Spotlight” features Chair of the Developmental Biology Program at SKI, Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD, presenting, “Follow Your Gut: How Communities of Cells Work Together to Build Organs.”
When speaking about her lab’s work, Dr. Hadjantonakis explains, “my lab uses primarily mammalian models to learn how cells know what to become and how groups of these cells generate the blueprints of organs. We study tissue called the endoderm, which becomes organs, including the lungs, liver, and pancreas. We study how endodermal cells give rise to distinct organs with different functions.” (A recent interview with Dr. Hadjantonakis can be read in full here.)“MSK Science Spotlight” seminars take place every Monday and Wednesday at ET and will last 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for Q&A. Detailed information about seminar speakers, dates, and times as well as live streams and recorded video are available here.