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New approaches to treating cancer through RNA analysis
February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm PSTFree
Featuring: Angela Brooks & Cameron Soulette
Brooks, an expert in the analysis of RNA sequencing data, is studying the role of RNA splicing aberrations in cancer. RNA splicing is an editing process that enables one gene to produce several different protein molecules. Mutations in the genes that regulate splicing are common in cancer cells. To investigate the effects of these mutations, Brooks and her team are developing the experimental and computational tools needed to directly assess the RNA output of cancer cells and understand how changes in RNA processing affect cell function. This research could lead to novel approaches for treating cancer and other diseases in which splicing is abnormal.
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Lecture
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