Research Seminar: “Leveraging the Drosophila System to Understand Mechanisms of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease”

November 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Saban Research Institute Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presented by

Richard Cripps, D. Phil
Fred Henry Professor of Life Sciences
San Diego State University

Talk Summary

Our research uses the Drosophila system to understand mechanisms of heart muscle development and disease in vertebrates. We use a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, CRISPR, cell biology, and molecular biology to define the mechanistic basis of muscle transcription factor activity, and the roles of these regulatory factors in muscle development.

About the Speaker

Richard Cripps received BS and DPhil degrees from the University of York in the UK, before moving to the US for postdoctoral positions at San Diego State University and then the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Richard was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico for 20 years, before returning to San Diego State in 2018.

Hosted by

Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Saban Research Institute
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Additional Information

Lunch will be provided to seminar guests; first come, first served

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