EXROP Projects: Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado


Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has established a powerful new model system to study the molecular mechanics of regeneration, using the freshwater flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea. Sánchez Alvarado's lab has developed the molecular tools needed to reveal how regeneration works in this flatworm.

Scientific Disciplines: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology
Organisms: Planaria
Summer Lab Size: 12
Local Summer Program: Stowers Summer Scholars Program
Program Dates: June 4-August 10, 2012 or July 2-September 7, 2012 (Dates for 2013 will be similar)

Scientist Profile

Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Cell Biology, Developmental Biology