The transatlantic tardigrade talk

An interview about research on tardigrades between Courtney Clark-Hachtel (University of North Carolina Asheville, USA), and Xavier Coumoul (Université Paris Cité, France, and Co-Chair of the FEBS Integration and Networking Committee).
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This interview came out of an interest to find out how tardigrades are used as a research model.

Courtney Clark-Hachtel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, USA. Xavier Coumoul is Professor of Biochemistry and Toxicology at INSERM UMR-S 1124 - T3S (Directeur d’Unité) – Metatox (co-directeur d’équipe), at the Université Paris Cité, France. He is  the Co-Chair of the FEBS Integration and Networking Committee and a member of the FEBS Executive Committee.

Bob Goldstein, in whose lab the research discussed in this interview took place, is the James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member. The Goldstein Lab focuses on discovering fundamental mechanisms in cell and developmental biology.

This is their research paper on the topic:

Clark-Hachtel CM, Hibshman JD, De Buysscher T, Stair ER, Hicks LM, Goldstein B. The tardigrade Hypsibius exemplaris dramatically upregulates DNA repair pathway genes in response to ionizing radiation. Curr Biol. 2024 May 6;34(9):1819-1830.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2024.03.019. Epub 2024 Apr 12. PMID: 38614079; PMCID: PMC11078613.


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