Presentation Title

The Role of Ribbon in Gonad Development and Homeostasis

Presenter Information

Shannon McDonnellFollow

Major

Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Failure to form an organ with proper form and function can lead to birth defects, disease, and even lethality. The gene ribbon (rib) is critical for proper embryonic gonad development, and continues to be expressed in the germ cells and somatic cells of the adult gonad (Weyers et al., 2011; Silva et al., 2016). Our research has shown that it is important to have the appropriate levels of Rib present in the somatic gonadal cells and germ cells of the developing gonad. These studies will help to achieve a more complete understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating sex-specific gonad development.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Jennifer Mierisch, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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This is a link to my oral presentation, which includes a powerpoint with a voiceover for each slide: https://luc.voicethread.com/share/14135609/

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The Role of Ribbon in Gonad Development and Homeostasis

Failure to form an organ with proper form and function can lead to birth defects, disease, and even lethality. The gene ribbon (rib) is critical for proper embryonic gonad development, and continues to be expressed in the germ cells and somatic cells of the adult gonad (Weyers et al., 2011; Silva et al., 2016). Our research has shown that it is important to have the appropriate levels of Rib present in the somatic gonadal cells and germ cells of the developing gonad. These studies will help to achieve a more complete understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating sex-specific gonad development.