Geraldine Seydoux

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Geraldine Seydoux
Alma mater
Scientific career
Fields genetics

Geraldine C. Seydoux is a Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University since 1995,[1] and Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[2][3][4]

She received a B.S. University of Maine, Orono in 1986, graduated from Princeton University with a Ph.D. in 1991, and did post-doctoral training at the Carnegie Institution.[5][6] Her work focused on the earliest stages of embryogenesis and how single-celled eggs develop into multicellular embryos. It focuses on how embryos choose between soma and germline. The Seydoux lab’s goal is to ascertain the process in which embryonic development and polarization is activated using Caenorhabditis elegans. She has also validated that proteins in a fertilizing sperm trigger the reorganization of structural proteins inside the ovum. This is an essential step in forming the anterior-posterior polarization of the one celled embryo. Geraldine Seydoux’s studies provide much insight into the creation of a fully formed multicellular organism from a single cell.[6] She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016.[7]



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  2. ^ "Geraldine Seydoux, PhD". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Seydoux LAB". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Geraldine Seydoux Lab Plasmids". Addgene. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  5. ^ "CDB Symposium 2007 : Speaker Profiles". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Geraldine Seydoux — MacArthur Foundation". 2001-10-01. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  7. ^ "National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected". Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  8. ^ "Geraldine Seydoux — MacArthur Foundation". 2001-10-01. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Searle Scholars Program : Geraldine C. Seydoux (1997)". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  10. ^ "Kirsch Foundation Previous Investigators". 2002-07-01. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 

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