MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Binyam Mogessie

Dr. Binyam Mogessie,

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale

Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Host: Barbara Mellone

“Emerging mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian eggs”

Summary: Meiotic chromosome segregation generates fertilizable eggs from immature oocytes.

In this talk, I will discuss our recent advances in understanding new cytoskeletal processes that safeguard chromosome segregation in mammalian eggs.

About Dr. Mogessie: Binyam Mogessie is an Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University. Originally from Ethiopia, Binyam received his BSc in biochemistry and cell biology in 2007 from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and his PhD in Cell Biology in 2011 from the University of London. Binyam carried out his postdoc research at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany where he discovered a function of the actin cytoskeleton in preventing aneuploidy in mammalian eggs. In 2018, Binyam established his independent research laboratory dedicated to mechanistic studies of female meiosis and reproductive longevity. Binyam recently moved his lab to Yale University where he is a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale fellow and HFSP Young Investigator.

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