12/09/2016 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

The embryonic hindbrain: from neural stem/progenitor cells to axonal connectivity

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Dalit Sela-Donenfeld

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rehovot, Israel

Dalit Sela-Donenfeld is mostly interested in the development of the nervous system, by studying two distinct, although related, embryonic tissues; hindbrain and neural crest. Chicken and mouse embryos serve as model systems to answer central questions such as which genes coordinate hindbrain development from early embryonic stages to later processes of neural differentiation, axonal navigation, synaptic projection and wiring, and how ECM-related proteases promote neural crest migration. In addition, a more applicable-oriented research in her lab aims to establish novel strategies to modify somatic and germ cells in chicken embryos for the production of transgenic chickens.

She has been invited by Cristina Pujades (UPF).