When: January 28, 2015, 1:00 PM
Location: 1st floor (west end of building by the Entrepreneurial Resource Center), Discovery Building
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: 608-316-4325, email@example.com
Genetic Modeling of Lung Development and Diseases
The mammalian lung is a prototypical branching organ. It is composed of elaborate conducting airways connected to millions of alveoli where gas exchange takes place. It is estimated that in an average individual, the surface area for gas exchange is approximately 1,000 ft2. Closely intertwined with the airway and alveoli is the vast pulmonary vascular system. My laboratory has used genetic approaches in mice to study the fundamental, and conserved mechanisms leading to the construction of this vital organ. Our findings contribute to understanding of lung related diseases.
SysBioM Seminars are sponsored by the Systems Biology Theme in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and feature speakers from various disciplines of Systems Biology including, but not limited to Genetics, Biostatistics, Microbiology, and Chemical and Biological Engineering.
The talks are located on the first floor west side of the Discovery Building in the ERC Lobby.
For more information please contact plpointer “at” wisc.edu