This innovative two week immersion course will be a blend of regeneration and aging models, comparative biology and nexus experiments, lectures and seminars.
Within this dynamic environment each student will: 1) characterize and compare regenerative potential across a wide array of species including: planaria, zebrafish, Hydra, mouse, axolotl, and the African turquoise killifish; 2) investigate changes in regenerative potential during aging; 3) combine microsurgical methods with state of the art histology and molecular analysis; and 4) join a growing network of colleagues studying the cross-roads between regeneration and aging.
For graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and career scientists interested in the nexus of regeneration and biology research.
Applications are open. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the course has filled, at which time a waiting list will be maintained.
Course Faculty and Invited Speakers
- Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.Howard Hughes Medical Institute InvestigatorStowers Institute for Medical Research
- Elizabeth Duncan, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky
- James Godwin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorThe Jackson Laboratory/MDI Biological Laboratory
- Vera Gorbunova, Ph.D.Doris Johns Cherry Professor, Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of OncologyUniversity of Rochester
- Itamar Harel, Ph.D.Primary InvestigatorThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Celina Juliano, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular BiologyUniversity of California, Davis
- Malcolm Madden, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Florida
- James Monaghan, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorNortheastern University
- Ashley Seifert, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky
Cottage-style accommodations are assigned double occupancy. Cottage accommodations have shared bathrooms, equipped kitchens, common rooms, high speed wireless internet, and parking. Cottages may be ocean-view, pond-view, or meadow-view.
A few dormitory-style accommodations may be available, double occupancy with shared bathrooms.
A very limited number of single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge.