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“An essential gate keeper: CFTR and exocrine gland morphogenesis”

“An essential gate keeper: CFTR and exocrine gland morphogenesis”

Event Date
19 July 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location
SCRM Seminar Room
Speaker Name
Dr Alison May
Speaker Organisation
Program for Craniofacial Biology, University of California San Francisco
Host

Dr. May carried out her Ph.D. in the lab of Prof. Abigail Tucker in King’s College London were she developed a detailed analysis of respiratory gland morphogenesis and discovered that FGF and EDA signaling are essential for organized gland development. Her postdoctoral work in the lab of Dr. Sarah Knox at UCSF, has focused on the regulation of stem cells during exocrine salivary gland development, adult homeostasis and regeneration after genotoxic injury. Her current research focus is to understand the role of the nasal respiratory glands in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis and cystic fibrosis.