BSCRC and MCDB Seminar featuring Dr. Leanne Jones

  • Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2011
  • Location:
    2320 Life Sciences Building

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
2320 Life Sciences Building (LSB)

Leanne Jones, Ph.D.
Salk Institute

Talk Title: “Mechanisms Regulating Maintenance of Stem Cells and the Stem Cell Niche”

Abstract: Adult stem cells, also known as tissue stem cells, support tissue homeostasis and repair throughout the life of an individual. Numerous changes occur with age that result in altered stem cell behavior and reduced tissue maintenance and regeneration. My lab has established Drosophila as a model system to explore how the relationship between stem cells and the niche is maintained in young adults and altered as a consequence of ageing. Understanding the mechanistic basis for both intrinsic and extrinsic ageing-related changes in stem cell behavior could reveal strategies to target degenerative diseases and facilitate stem cell based therapies in older individuals.