Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado (Stowers Institute) Part 3: Molecular Basis of Regeneration in Planaria
In the third and last part of this lecture, I will introduce the model system we have developed to study animal regeneration, the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. I will review its anatomy, and the biological attributes that make these animals extraordinarily well suited to dissect the molecular and cellular basis of regeneration. I will also discuss recent work from my laboratory aimed at identifying molecules associated with regenerative capacities.
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado moved from the University of Utah to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in 2011.