Symmetry Breaking in the Human Embryo
Tuesday 11th May, 2021. 3PM EST/ 8PM GMT / 9PM CET
Bailey Weatherbee is currently a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Department funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. She is supervised by Dr. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and focuses on cell identity and development of human embryos during and following implantation and using stem cells a model of embryonic and extraembryonic tissues during these stages. Prior to her PhD, Bailey received an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Cellular/Molecular Biology and Genetics and minors in Biochemistry, Writing and Political Science from the University of Delaware. At Delaware, Bailey completed her thesis work in Dr. Salil A. Lachke’s laboratory focusing on the role of RNA-binding protein-mediated post-transcriptional regulation in mouse ocular lens development and cataract.