BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY SEMINAR:
"Aneuploidy Disrupts Cellular Homeostasis"
Dr. Eduardo Torres
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hosted By: Assistant Professor Amity Manning
Our laboratory focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes) on cellular physiology and on cancer initiation, maintenance and progression. We utilize the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as a model organism to study cellular responses upon acquiring extra copies of entire chromosomes. Our studies have revealed several conserved basic cellular processes affected by aneuploidy, allowing for the potential to exploit this intrinsic characteristic of most human tumors to development of novel anti-cancer therapies.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 4:15 p.m.