Speakers: Michael Veeman
Assistant Professor, Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Michael Veeman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. The Veeman lab uses in toto imaging and functional genomics approaches in the simple chordate Ciona to study the fundamental mechanisms of chordate morphogenesis. The small Ciona embryo can be imaged in its entirety with fine subcellular detail, but has embryonic anatomy, including a notochord and a hollow, dorsal neural tube, that is conserved with the vertebrates. Dr. Veeman’s images of morphogenesis have previously been shown on the cover of the journal Development, in the textbook Developmental Biology (Scott Gilbert, Sinauer), in Scientific American magazine, and in science documentaries on the History Channel and the BBC.