DEFENSE MECHANISMS OF EMBRYOS

Henrik Kibak hkibak at leland.Stanford.EDU
Mon Mar 28 20:58:08 EST 1994


CELL BIOLOGY OF EARLY DEVELOPMENT:
DEFENSE MECHANISMS OF EMBRYOS
July 18-August 19. 1993
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Pacific Grove California

There is a good understanding about how the multicellular adult 
organism defends itself against pathogens,  toxins, temperature 
extremes and ultraviolet radiation.  But how does the single cell or 
few-celled embryo accomplish these same ends?  Do adaptations 
exist? Have selective pressures  resulted in  unique strategies to 
overcome these stresses?  This course examines this problem from a 
cellular and molecular vantage point, using the easily studied 
embryos of marine organisms.

The course provides students with a intensive 5-week teaching and 
research experience in this new area.  The course is directed by 
David Epel of Stanford University along with numerous guest faculty. 
Last years guest faculty included Gary Cherr, Francois Galgani, Philip 
Hanawalt, Paul Levine, Daniel Mazia, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Gerald 
Schatten, Allan Smith and Richard Steinhardt.  

Fellowship aid is available through a grant from the Marine 
Molecular Biology Training Program sponsored by the Office of Naval 
Research.  Applications may be obtained from the Academic 
Secretary, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove CA 93950 (fax # 
408-375-0793).  Deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 
1994.

Application material can also be obtained via email to 
FH.HMS at FORSYTHE.STANFORD.EDU



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