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Stephanie Easter

Graduated: Summer 2014
Thesis Title:
Wnt5a mediates the effects of TGFb to antagonize canonical Wnt signaling in the mammary gland
Mentor: Rosa A. Serra, PhD
Department: Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Undergrad: BS, University of Oklahoma

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About Us: CMDB is a cross-disciplinary theme at a leading research University in the sunny south, consisting of a diverse group of scientists and physicians who have a collective interest in fundamental processes in cell, molecular, and developmental biology and how alterations in these processes result inhuman diseases and birth defects.

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Title: OPE/PDA Seminar: CIRTL@UAB Program
Calendar: GBS Calendar
Date: 12.18.2013 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: BBRB Room 170, 845 19th Street South
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Jeff Engler, PhD & Julia Austin, PhD
UAB Graduate School

CIRTL, the ‘Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning’, is a national NSF-funded consortium for STEM teaching.

Postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Lunch will be served!
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