Science Research Public Lecture: Stephanie E. Mohr (Apr. 18 @5:30PM)

March 11, 2018
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Lecturer on Genetics, Harvard Medical School

"The Fruit Fly as Human Disease Research Tool"

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been used in biological research studies for more than 100 years. We have a deep understanding of how fruit fly genes function to control growth, behavior, and many other processes. You might ask, so what? Stephanie Mohr explains how commonalities between genes in fruit flies and humans can be put to use in disease-related studies. Drawing on examples from her book, First in Fly, as well as work from her research group, Mohr describes the contribution the fruit fly has made — and can make in the future — to the goal of understanding human health and developing treatments for diseases such as cancer, rare genetic disorders, and Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @5:30PM
Science Center Hall D
One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cabot Science Library