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Nov. 24, 2015

First Friday Seminar to focus on chicken-to-dinosaur project

Rashid
Rashid

Dana Rashid, Ph.D., assistant research professor at Montana State University, will speak about her research project aimed at recreating a dinosaur from a chicken embryo at noon on Friday, Dec. 4.

As an assistant in the so-called ‘Jurassic Park’ Research Project’ led by renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, Rashid will discuss “Tail Development and Evolution in Avian Dinosaurs.” This is part of the experimental stage of the project that is focused on how early birds lost their long reptilian tail and whether that ancestral tail can be re-engineered in a chicken.

Rashid earned a master’s degree in biology at the University of Mexico and her doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California-Davis. The seminar will be in D-207 and is free and open to the public. It is presented by the OSU-CHS Anatomy and Cell Biology Department.

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