Recommended Readings: Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.; May 1

Friday Lecture Series

“Dying Young as Late as Possible: Regeneration, Planarians and Stem Cells”

Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.

University of Utah

May 1, 2009

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

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Articles:

Sanchez Alvarado, A. 2008. Stem cells: time to check our premises. Cell stem cell. 3(1):25-29.


Sanchez Alvarado, A. 2007. Stem cells and the Planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Comptes Rendus – Biologies. 330(6-7):498-503. (Request a copy from the Markus Library


Sanchez Alvarado, A. 2006. Planarian regeneration: Its end is its beginning. Cell. 124(2):241-245.


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


Reddien, P.W., Bermange, A.L., Murfitt, K.J., Jennings, J.R., Sanchez Alvarado, A. 2005. Identification of genes needed for regeneration, stem cell function, and tissue homeostasis by systematic gene perturbation in planaria. Developmental Cell. 8(5):635-649.


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


Sanchez Alvarado, A. 2004. Regeneration and the need for simpler model organisms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 359(1445):759-763.