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Sarah McMenamin Ph.D., Boston College, "Thyroid Hormone Regulates Skeletal Patterning in Zebrafish"

Monday, December 02, 2019, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

sarahSarah McMenamin, Ph.D.

Biology Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Boston College

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Noon, Monday December 2, 2019
Auditorium, Life Sciences Building
145 Bevier Rd. Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ 08854

“Thyroid Hormone Regulates Skeletal Patterning in Zebrafish”

Thyroid hormone regulates basal metabolism and stimulates the critical developmental transition of metamorphosis. We use zebrafish to study the roles of the hormone on bone morphogenesis. We show a novel role in proximodistal patterning on the fins: thyroid hormone appears to distalize fin elements independent of overall growth.

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