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Experimental Organisms, Neuron Regeneration and the Lamprey

Friday, April 23 | 4:00 PM

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Kathryn Maxson Jones, Princeton University, will present this talk.

History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Seminar:

I this talk, I will explore the recurrent roles of lampreys in the history of neurobiology, especially with regards to studies of central nervous system (CNS) regeneration. Three attributes, I shall argue, have bolstered lampreys’ staying powers in the laboratory: their large CNS neurons, which have enabled direct physiological recordings for circuit analyses; their robust CNS regeneration after spinal cord injuries; and their early branching position in the vertebrate phylogeny. 

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Sue McKinney

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Kathryn Maxson Jones, Princeton University
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