Maiko Kitaoka is a PhD candidate in the Heald Lab in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Broadly interested in what the cell cycle and cell division reveal about developmental and evolutionary biology, she uses three different Xenopus frog species to study spindle morphometrics and the mechanisms driving hybrid incompatibility and chromosome mis-segregation. Maiko received a B.S. in biology with a minor in French in 2016 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Maiko Kitaoka discusses her work on closely related Xenopus frogs, and how inviable hybrids provide insight into both developmental and evolutionary processes. (Talk recorded in June 2021)
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