12:00pm - 1:00pm|
Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series
Andrei Seluanov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Rochester
Title: "Gooey Goo and anti-cancer mechanism in the naked mole rat"
Host: Jacques Robert
Research Overview: Our research focus is on understanding the mechanisms of longevity and cancer resistance. Aging is the major cause of death in developed countries. By finding ways to delay aging it will be possible to delay the onset of multiple age-related diseases. Cancer is another major killer in developed world, where 25% of human mortality is caused by cancer. Cancer incidence increases exponentially with age and to achieve long-life species must evolve efficient tumor suppressor mechanisms. Our goal is to understand such mechanisms in mammalian species that are naturally cancer-resistant.
|Location: ||Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)|
Posted by: Corrine Aleese, Micro & Immunolgy, 3-Oct-13 10:55am ET