Concept 38 Development balances cell growth and death.
Mike Hengartner is Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, and holds a chair in molecular biology. He works on programmed cell death in C. elegans. Cell death movie, courtesy of Dr. D. Hoeppner, NIH and Dr. R. Schnabel, Institut fuer Genetick, TU Braunschweig. Noncommercial, educational use only. Scott Lowe is an adjunct professor at the Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He works at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on natural defense systems against cancer.
- How he ended up in Bob Horvitz's lab working on cell death.
- Cloning and characterizing the C. elegans cell death gene.
- Purpose of programmed cell death.
- What happens to those cells that don't die?
- Comparisons between C. elegans and human cell death genes
- Descriptions of how cell death gene products interact.