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GEORGE W. RAIZISS ROUNDS SEMINAR SERIES

Thursday, March 5, 2015 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, CRB

This week's seminar has been cancelled.

FRIDAY RESEARCH DISCUSSIONS | GENE REGULATION

Friday, March 6, 2015 • 4:00 PM • JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building • Refreshments served at 3:45 P.M.

Rahul Kohli, Emily Schutsky, and Monica Liu | From the Kohli Laboratory, Department of Medicine
Cytosine modifying enzymes and the extended epigenome

HIGHLIGHTS

Jim Shorter and colleagues investigate the importance of the N-terminal domain of Hsp104 in dissolving prions and misfolded conformers that cause disease. This research may lead to new therapies for brain disorders and has recently been published in Molecular Cell. Penn News Release

Ben Garcia has received a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This award is given to investigators in the early phase of their careers to help support their research in better understanding and diagnosing cancer in the blood and lymph system, along with developing new options for prevention and treatment.

Jim Shorter received a grant from the ALS Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for research aimed at finding potential therapies for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This award was made possible in part by Major League Baseball’s “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Read more.

 

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