Healthy Aging Series — “From Planarians to Parasites: Stem Cells and Regeneration in Flatworms”

November 21 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free

About the event

Join a discussion about planarians — flatworms with the ability to regrow an entire new animal from a small piece of tissue — to discover how they use stem cells as a source of new tissue during regeneration and tissue maintenance. You’ll also learn how the UW’s work with planarians has led to studying the biology of parasitic flatworms, which has significance for global health.

The speaker

Phil Newmark, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Burnell R. Roberts Chair in Regenerative Biology, Morgridge Institute for Research; professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

About the speaker

Professor Newmark earned his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Boston University and his doctorate in developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Barcelona and the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of Embryology. He became a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and was named an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2008. In 2016, he and his research team moved to the Morgridge Institute for Research and UW–Madison.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture, where Capitol Lakes staff will validate it before you leave.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at or 608-308-5537.

Related Events