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Mechanisms of cell fate divergence – Using the C. elegans cell death fate as a paradigm
Speaker: Professor Barbara Conradt
Conradt studied in Germany and the USA. For her PhD she joined Bill Wickner’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA where she performed biochemical studies on vacuolar membrane fusion in S. cerevisiae. As a postdoc, she joined Bob Horvitz’s lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA where she begun to work on apoptosis in C. elegans. She was an independent group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Munich, Germany before she became Professor of Genetics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, USA and then Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany. She recently moved to the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London, UK. Research in the Conradt lab is focused on molecular and cellular processes required for live vs death decision during C. elegans development.