Thyroid Hormone Regulates Skeletal Patterning in Zebrafish

When

Mon, Dec 02, 2019 12:00 pmuntilMon, Dec 02, 2019 1:00 pm

Where

Life Sciences Building Auditorium
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway
NJ
08854

Contact

(848) 445-7191

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About

Sarah McMenamin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Boston College

Thyroid hormone regulates basal metabolism and stimulates the critical developmental transition of metamorphosis. We use zebrafish to study the roles of the hormone on bone morphogenesis. We show a novel role in proximodistal patterning on the fins: thyroid hormone appears to distalize fin elements independent of overall growth.