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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Yeast, Amoebae, Plants and Mammalian Cell Culture

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Profiles of Faculty Working on Yeast, Amoebae, Plants and Mammalian Cell Culture

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First Name
Alison
Middle Name
Ann
Last Name
Bertuch
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
First Name
Edward
Middle Name
C
Last Name
Cooper
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
First Name
Weiwei
Last Name
Dang
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Kendal
Middle Name
D
Last Name
Hirschi
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor
First Name
Grzegorz
Last Name
Ira
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor
First Name
Sharon
Middle Name
E
Last Name
Plon
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
First Name
Susan
Middle Name
M
Last Name
Rosenberg
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Ben F. Love Chair in Cancer Research
First Name
Gad
Last Name
Shaulsky
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
First Name
Eric
Last Name
Van Nostrand
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Trey
Last Name
Westbrook
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor
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Allorecognition in Development and Social Cooperation

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Dictyostelium discoideum are non-pathogenic amoebae that live in the soil and prey on bacteria. When starved, the individual cells aggregate into centers that contain about 50,000 cells. This is one of the best genetic systems to study the role of allorecognition in development and in social cooperation. The video shows two strains of D. discoideum that differ in two genes, tgrB1 and tgrC1, which are responsible for allorecognition in this organism. On the left, the red-labeled and green-labeled cells carry compatible alleles of tgrB1 and tgrC1. These cells enter the aggregates and remain mixed throughout development. On the right, the red-labeled and green-labeled cells carry incompatible alleles of tgrB1 and tgrC1. They initially aggregate together but then they segregate and fail to cooperate. This video is from the research of Dr. Gad Shaulsky.

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Graduate School Admissions

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