Recommended Readings: Peter Reddien, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

The Cellular and Molecular Basis for Planarian Regeneration


Peter Reddien, Ph.D., early career scientist,

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, member,

Whitehead Institute, and

Cabot Career Development Associate Professor of Biology,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 18,  2011

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings:

Petersen, C. P., and P. W. Reddien. 2008. Smed-βcatenin-1 is required for anteroposterior blastema polarity in planarian regeneration. Science 319, (5861): 327-330

Reddien, P. W., N. J. Oviedo, J. R. Jennings, J. C. Jenkin, and A. Sánchez Alvarado. 2005. Developmental biology: SMEDWI-2 is a PIWI-like protein that regulates planarian stem cells. Science 310, (5752): 1327-1330

Reddien, P. W., and Sánchez Alvarado, A. Fundamentals of planarian regeneration.2004. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology Vol. 20: 725-757

Scimone, M. L., M. Srivastava, G. W. Bell, and P. W. Reddien. 2011. A regulatory program for excretory system regeneration in planarians. Development 138, (20): 4387-4398

Wagner, D. E., I. E. Wang, and P. W. Reddien. 2011. Clonogenic neoblasts are pluripotent adult stem cells that underlie planarian regeneration. Science 332, (6031): 811-816

Wenemoser, D., and P. W. Reddien. 2010. Planarian regeneration involves distinct stem cell responses to wounds and tissue absence. Developmental biology 344, (2): 979-991