Asymmetric Cell Division in C. elegans Development - The Wnts of Change

Des Moines, IA US
April 22, 2016

There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Hosted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition department.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  • Identify key technical attributes that enable the research of well-established genetic model systems, such as C. elegans, to generate testable hypotheses for ameliorating disease.
  • Assess the impact of the Wnt/beta-catenin cell signaling pathway on cell polarity and asymmetric cell division during normal and abnormal development.
  • Evaluate the potential for transaltional research in the field of asymmetric stem cell divisions.
  • Summarize the benefits of forward genetics in the identification of new mechanisms that explain aberrant cell behavior, including tumorigenesis, in adult tissue homeostasis. 




Bryan Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Dr. Phillips has expertise in the field of developmental biology, specializing in cell signaling, cell polarity, and asymmetrical cell division during animal development and adult homeostasis. His lab focuses on asymmetric stem cell divisions polarized by the conserved and clinically relevant Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway using the genetic system, C. elegans. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/22/2016 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/22/2016 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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