Charlotte Kanzler

Credentials: Like mammals, planarian flatworms specify their germ cells through inductive signals, signals from surrounding cells. This is in contrast to determinate specification, where future germ cells inherit necessary development signals from the germ plasm of the egg. My work involves investigating the role of the somatic ovary in oocyte development within the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea in order to shed light on inductive molecular mechanisms.


Discovery Building
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715


Class of 2019
BA, Biology – Grinnell College
Sheets Lab