*Seminar Series: IMB Seminar Series
*Location: QBP Auditorium, Bld 80
*Date: 11/08/2017
*Time: 12:30

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*Title of talk: Developmental Genetic Regulation of Mammalian Sex Differentiation
*Speaker's name: Professor Richard Behringer
*Speaker's organisation: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Speaker's city/state/country: Houston, Texas.
Talk Abstract: Mammalian fetuses form tissue primordia that can give rise to both male and female reproductive tract organs. Thus, male and female individuals initially have the potential to generate both male and female reproductive tract organs. Differentiation along the male pathway is regulated by hormones produced by the fetal testes. The absence of these hormones from the fetal ovary leads to female differentiation. Our research aims to define the molecular mechanisms mediating the actions of these hormones in regulating mammalian sex differentiation.
Speaker's bio: Richard BEHRINGER is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and Ben F. Love Chair for Cancer Research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Behringer's research focuses on mammalian developmental genetics, including organogenesis, stem cells, and evolution. Dr. Behringer also conducts field studies on Kangaroo Island in Australia and on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Previously, he was the director of the Molecular Embryology of the Mouse course at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and director of the Embryology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. He is one of the editors of the 3rd and 4th editions of Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: A Laboratory Manual and co-author with Dr. Virginia Papaioannou of Mouse Phenotypes: A Handbook of Mutation Analysis both published by CSHL Press. Through social media (Twitter @rrbehringer), he is an advocate for developmental biology, genetics, and reproductive biology.

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*Host name: Dr Jo Bowles & Prof Peter Koopman
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*Host email: imbevents@uq.edu.au