Amphibian Metamorphosis from the Inside and Out [S-17-1]

Presenter: Alex Schreiber
Location: SLU: Valentine 106
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 2:00 PM 04/27
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Amphibian metamorphosis is accompanied by spectacular changes in external morphology, such as limb development, craniofacial remodeling, gill degeneration, and tail resorption. However, the internal changes that accompany metamorphosis, such as gut and immune system remodeling, are even more dramatic. In this class you will learn about some of the dramatic morphological and biochemical changes that take place in various internal organs of tadpoles during metamorphosis, and you will visualize these processes from the inside out.

Alex Schreiber has a PhD in biology from the University of Rhode Island where he studied the physiology of flatfish metamorphosis. He then spent 10 years at Johns Hopkins University conducting postdoctoral research on the developmental biology of frog and flatfish metamorphosis. Alex has been teaching physiology and endocrinology at SLU since 2008, and is the author of a forthcoming textbook titled “Integrative Endocrinology.”

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