Hybrid Seminar - Ryan Baugh

Dr. Ryan Baugh is pictured.
December 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
601 Fairchild or Join Over Zoom
Associate Professor
Department of Biology

Host: Iva Greenwald

Title: Starvation responses throughout the lifecycle of C. elegans: plasticity and pathology
Abstract: Life in the wild is often feast or famine, and robust responses to nutrient availability are essential to fitness and central to human health and disease. Research in the Baugh lab uses the nematode C. elegans to investigate how animals respond and adapt to starvation. Major areas of research include nutritional control of gene expression and development, the genetic basis of starvation resistance, and persistent effects of starvation through the lifecycle. In this seminar, Dr. Baugh will discuss intergenerational adaptation to starvation as an example of multigenerational phenotypic plasticity. He will also describe how early-life starvation impacts lipid metabolism and reproductive success in adults. Finally, he will address the genetic basis of natural variation in starvation resistance among wild strains of C. elegans. The overall objective of this work is to identify molecular mechanisms that allow animals to thrive despite fluctuating nutrient availability..

Hybrid seminar. Limited in-person attendance in room 601 Fairchild. Others are encouraged to join over Zoom. Please email [email protected] for a Zoom link for this seminar.

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