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NICHD Director's Lecture Series: Morphological Evolution of the Vertebrate Limb

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September 7, 2011 (3:30pm to 4:30pm)


Office of the Director, NICHD


Natcher Conference Center (Building 47) Balcony B, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland


NICHD Director Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., initiated the NICHD Director’s Lecture Series to showcase cutting-edge science relevant to the Institute’s mission. The forum also enables staff and other attendees to interact with other nationally recognized scientists.

This lecture features Clifford Tabin, Ph.D., the George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tabin, a grantee of the NICHD Developmental Biology, Teratology, and Genetics Branch, will discuss his work related to the genetic basis by which form and structure are regulated during vertebrate development. Dr. Tabin will describe findings related to the Lesser Egyptian Jerboa, Jaculus jaculus, which exhibits several unique physiological and morphological characteristics that have revealed insights into the general phenomenon of control of the size of skeletal elements in mammals. He will also explain the innovative genomic tools and resources that he and his colleagues have created to support comparative molecular and developmental analyses.

The NICHD Director’s Lecture Series is open to the public, and registration is not required. Non-NIH employees should visit for details about getting to the NIH campus and security procedures.


Dr. Lynne Haverkos, Child Development and Behavior Branch, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6881

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