Cracking The Bioelectric Code: Taming the Voltage-Based Language Of Cells to Re-grow Whole Organs and Normalize Cancer
Speaker: Mike Levin is the Director of Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, focusing on morphological and behavioral information processing in living systems
Location: Biodesign Auditorium
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Date & Time: April 17th, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Title: Cracking the Bioelectric Code: Taming the Voltage-Based Language of Cells to Re-grow Whole Organs and Normalize Cancer.
Many species of complex animals are able to regenerate entire organs. Our lab studies show that electric gradients control cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation, while bioelectrical signals serve as master regulators of tissue patterning. Molecular-level changes in bioelectric state can initiate complete development of eyes, brains, hearts, limbs, and spinal cords, as well as normalize neoplastic growth. Genetics and bioelectricity thus constitute parallel but interacting layers of biological control, a discovery with sweeping implications for cancer management, regenerative medicine, synthetic biology and bioengineering.
If you have questions please contact Chevas Samuels! And don’t forget, coffee will be served!
Chevas Samuels, Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology
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