Studying egg development in fruit flies to learn about the biology of germ cells in all animals
Lynn Cooley is C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics at Yale and Dean of the Graduate School. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1976, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1984.
Her current research focuses on the development of female gametes, or eggs, in Drosophila, especially on two key aspects of egg development during oogenesis: the role of intercellular bridges called ring canals in developing egg chambers, and the regulation of oocyte growth. Cellular mechanisms used to control oocyte development in Drosophila are directly relevant to female fertility in other animals, including humans.
Dean Cooley's talk will begin at 7:30 PM and can be enjoyed by scientists and non-scientists alike.
Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar - RSVP by September 23 at https://ivy.yale.edu/alumni_registration/register/for_event/13687
One Bennett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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