BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY SEMINAR: Dr. Eduardo Torres, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
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GP 1002

BIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY SEMINAR:

 

"Aneuploidy Disrupts Cellular Homeostasis"

 

Dr. Eduardo Torres

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

 

Hosted By:  Assistant Professor Amity Manning

 

Abstract:

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.

GP 1002

 

 

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