Wakimoto, Barbara

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Barbara
Last Name: 
Wakimoto
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Biology
E-Mail: 
Mail/Box #: 

351800

Office Location: 

216 Kincaid

Office Phone: 
(206) 543-0487
Alternate Phone: 
(206) 543-0567
Research

Research Summary: 

The Wakimoto Lab is undertaking a large-scale analysis of fertilization-defective and paternal effect mutations of Drosophila. The investment in recovery and analysis of these male sterile mutations has been extensive, but we now have the best handle on the genetics of fertilization and sperm function in any organism. Using a combination of forward genetics, reverse genetics, and cell biology, we are discovering highly conserved molecules important for sperm activation, sperm-egg interactions, and maintenance of paternal chromosomes during early embryogenesis.

Short Research Description: 
Fertilization & paternal effects on early development
Areas of Interest: 
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Keywords: 
<p> Developmental Genetics, Reproductive Biology, Epigenetics</p>
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