Speakers: Erik Lundquist

Erik Lundquist

Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Kansas


Dr. Lundquist is a professor of molecular biosciences and associate vice-chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lundquist has investigated questions of developmental neurobiology using in vivo genetic and genomic studies in C. elegans for 31 years. Dr. Lundquist was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation post-doctoral scholar, an NIH Senior post-doctoral Scholar, a March of Dimes Basil O’Conner Young Investigator awardee, an NSF CAREER Award recipient, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Transcriptomics in the Model Organism C. Elegans: Strategy and Design

Model organisms such as the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans have been extremely useful in biomedical research because of conserved gene function and ease of experimental and genetic manipulation. An experimental strategy will discussed involving transcriptomics combined with cell sorting and mutant analysis in C. elegans neuroblast migration.