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NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

Of mice and men: what we can learn about human cancer by studying mouse models

December 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Cory Abate-Shen, Ph.D. , Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The research in Cory Abate-Shen’s laboratory is focused on understanding basic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation and differentiation, and how these become dysregulated in cancer. The laboratory takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate genitourinary malignancies, which includes using mechanism-based studies, analyses of genetically-engineered mouse models (GEMMs), and state-of-the-art systems biology approaches.

Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay in Health and Disease

January 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D. , University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr. Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Director of the Center for RNA Biology, and Chair of Graduate Women in Science at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and undertaking post-doctoral work at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, she joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute before moving to the University of Rochester.

The social life of DNA

January 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., M.Phil., Columbia University

Dr. Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University. An award-winning scholar of science, medicine, and social inequality, her recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the GenomeGenetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Dr.


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