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ILSC Monthly Seminar: October 2010


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January: David D. Thomas
February: Elizabeth Austin-Minor
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October: Jonathan V. Rocheleau
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January: Clay Carter
February (a): Anne Kenworthy
February (b): Jennifer Liang
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October: Matthew Andrews
December: Andrew Skildum


November: Rui Wang
October: Marshall Hampton

The Transcriptome of a Mammalian Hibernator

Speaker: Dr. Marshall Hampton; Assistant Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Minnesota Duluth

Time/Place: Thursday, Oct. 28th at 3:00 pm, 130 SMed

Abstract: Mammalian hibernators exhibit extreme physiological changes, with repeated bouts of torpor at low body temperatures (close to freezing) and reduced metabolism (1% of normal). These torpor bouts have interruptions by rapid arousals throughout a hibernation season. Massive changes in gene regulation are necessary for coping with these extremes. This talk reviews the phenomenon of mammalian hibernation and then presents recent work on characterizing the transcriptome of a model hibernator, the 13-lined ground squirrel (in cooperation with the Andrews lab). This involves data from Sanger sequencing, the Roche 454 platform, and in the near future Illumina sequencing as well.

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