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September
2019
5
Michael Levine, PhD

4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Princeton University

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About

Michael Levine, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biology
Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University

 

 

 

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4-5PM: Lecture & Audience Q&A
5-6PM: Networking & Cocktail Reception

 

Michael Levine’s lab has studied mechanisms responsible for switching genes on and off in the early Drosophila embryo for over 30 years. These studies led to the characterization of the eve stripe 2 enhancer, short-range repression, and the regulation of long-range enhancer-promoter interactions.

For nearly 20 years the Levine lab has also studied the gene networks underlying the development of a simple protovertebrate, the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis. These studies led to the identification of rudimentary tissues for key innovations of the vertebrate “new head”, including cranial neural crest, neurogenic placodes, and the second heart field.

Dr. Levine obtained a BA in Genetics from UC Berkeley in 1976 and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale in 1981. He was a postdoc in Basel, Switzerland in 1982-1983 where he was a co-discoverer of the homeobox (with Bill McGinnis). Dr. Levine was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998. He received the Molecular Biology Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1996, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale University in 2009, and the EG Conklin Medal from the Society of Development Biology in 2015.

 

To learn more about Dr. Levine, visit his lab page.

 

Q&A Moderator:

Tom Maniatis, PhD
Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer
New York Genome Center

Isidore S. Edelman Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University
Founding Director
Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative

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