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Developmental Biology Center

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DBC members showcased the creatures and research of the DBC center at the annual U of MN Math and Science Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  The event was a huge success, with many families visiting and clearly excited to see what we can learn from chicks, slime molds, flies, axolotls, and geckos.  Thanks goes to Laura Gammill spotting the opportunity and organizing the DBC room, and the following for showing their critters and research:

Bridget Jacques-Fricke
Dan Kretzschmar
Karen Echeverri
Jacki Essig
Tony Gamble
Dan Levings
Pui Choi
Hilary Bauer
Zoe Henrot


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Selected Recent Publications from the DBC

Neuroendocrine control of Drosophila larval light preference.
Yamanaka N, Romero NM, Martin FA, Rewitz KF, Sun M, O'Connor MB, Léopold P.
Science. 2013 Sep 6;341(6150):1113-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1241210. 
PMID: 24009394

Evolving tip structures can explain age-dependent microtubule catastrophe.
Coombes CE, Yamamoto A, Kenzie MR, Odde DJ, Gardner MK.
Curr Biol. 2013 Jul 22;23(14):1342-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.059. Epub 2013 Jul 3.
PMID: 23831290

Mesp1 patterns mesoderm into cardiac, hematopoietic, or skeletal myogenic progenitors in a context-dependent manner.
Chan SS, Shi X, Toyama A, Arpke RW, Dandapat A, Iacovino M, Kang J, Le G, Hagen HR, Garry DJ, Kyba M.
Cell Stem Cell. 2013 May 2;12(5):587-601. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.03.004.
PMID: 23642367

A WRKY transcription factor recruits the SYG1-like protein SHB1 to activate gene expression and seed cavity enlargement.
Kang X, Li W, Zhou Y, Ni M.
PLoS Genet. 2013;9(3):e1003347. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003347. Epub 2013 Mar 7.
PMID: 23505389

Occupying chromatin: Polycomb mechanisms for getting to genomic targets, stopping transcriptional traffic, and staying put.
Simon JA, Kingston RE.
Mol Cell. 2013 Mar 7;49(5):808-24. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2013.02.013. Review. 
PMID: 23473600 [

Activin receptor inhibition by Smad2 regulates Drosophila wing disc patterning through BMP-response elements.
Peterson AJ, O'Connor MB.
Development. 2013 Feb 1;140(3):649-59. doi: 10.1242/dev.085605.
PMID: 23293296

Imparting regenerative capacity to limbs by progenitor cell transplantation.
Lin G, Chen Y, Slack JM.
Dev Cell. 2013 Jan 14;24(1):41-51. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2012.11.017. Epub 2012 Dec 27.
PMID: 23273877

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If you would like more information about the Developmental Biology Center please contact David Zarkower, the head of the DBC.

email: zarko001@umn.edu

Mailing Address:
Developmental Biology Center
University of Minnesota 
6-160 Jackson Hall 
321 Church St. SE 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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