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      Fishing for Answers: Using the Zebrafish in Biomedical Research in Philadelphia


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      April 11, 2020

      Saturday  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      315 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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      Fishing for Answers: Using the Zebrafish in Biomedical Research

      How do we become what we are? And how can a fish help us answer one of life’s biggest mysteries?

      This is a tale of how a small freshwater fish has made a sizable impact on biomedical research and discovery. Francesca Tuazon looks at the history of model organisms and the technological advances afforded by using zebrafish. Follow the journey of an early zebrafish embryo on its way to becoming an adult and discover how the years of innovation that led to our current understanding of embryo development can also be traced through a lineage of female scientists.


      About the Speaker
      Francesca Tuazon recently completed a PhD in cell and molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on developmental, stem-cell, and regenerative biology, and she is interested in the mechanisms that regulate dynamic signaling events in both time and space. She wants to use developmental models that can uncover broader regulatory mechanisms applicable to disease, especially those in which developmental pathways are reactivated such as in cancer.

      Cost: Free -

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