Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

"Hippo signaling in growth control and beyond"

The development of animal organs is controlled by just a handful of canonical signaling pathways, which are often dysregulated in human diseases. The Hippo signaling pathway was first discovered as an essential mechanism regulating organ size in Drosophila development. Follow-up studies in both flies and mammals have implicated this evolutionarily conserved pathway in diverse physiological processes such as cell fate determination, tissue regeneration, stem cell renewal and immunity. Thus, the Hippo pathway functions as a conserved signaling module that translates a complex array of biological inputs into diverse outputs.

Doujia Pan, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
1395 Conference Room
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Melanie McClain

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