Converge to Transform: Interdisciplinary STEM Seminar Series
10 am to 11am via Zoom
Join us for the next speaker in this series: Benjamin A Garcia, PhD, Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis. Dr. Garcia will present a talk titled:
Quantitative Proteomics for Understanding Cancer Epigenetics
In it he will describe how histones, small proteins that package DNA into chromosomes, control gene expression, are regulated by epigenetic mechanisms, and play a role in cancer when dysregulated.
Dr. Garcia’s research has led to important observations about the regulation of cell differentiation, growth of tissues, and the development of cancer. The Garcia Lab specializes in high-throughput and quantitative analysis of many classes of modified proteins but are particularly interested in understanding the roles of proteins PTMs during cancer pathogenesis, neurodegeneration, cell differentiation and viral infection. Such analyses can shed light on basic biology and disease processes. His methods have revolutionized analysis of proteins and genetics of cells from animal models and human samples. Such research has led to important observations about the regulation of cell differentiation, growth of tissues, and the development of cancer. In addition to cancer, his lab studies the role and regulation of epigenetics in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The seminar will be held virtually, therefore please register here, before 9am on Thursday January 20th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.