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Fishing for Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Health in Zebrafish (online)

February 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event will take place on Friday, Feb. 11. 

Speaker: Clarissa Henry, Ph.D. Professor, School of Biology and Ecology, Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

About the Speaker: The goal of my research program is to understand how dynamic interactions between cells and their extracellular matrix mediate morphogenesis, and how disruption of cell-matrix interactions leads to disease states. Aberrant cell-matrix interactions cause or exacerbate many musculoskeletal disorders such as myopathies, tendonitis, traumatic muscle injuries, arthritis, and sarcopenia. My lab primarily focuses on how signaling between muscle cells and their extracellular matrix mediates musculoskeletal development and homeostasis with the goal of discovering new approaches for treatment of myopathies and traumatic muscle injuries.  Read more

The event is free but registration is required. Please use this link to register for the Zoom event.

Venue

Online

Organizer

UMaine Institute of Medicine
Phone:
207.581.3026
Email:
umainemed@maine.edu
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