Northwestern University

Apr
18
Thu 2:00 PM

BMG Seminar: "The role of aneuploidy in tumorigenesis" -Angelika Amon, PhD

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Vanessa Hughes   312.503.5229

Group: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Seminar Series

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar Series presents:

Aneuploidy is a hallmark of cancer. 90% of solid tumors harbor chromosome gains and losses. Paradoxically, however, aneuploidy causes cellular stress in primary cells that leads to their elimination by the immune system. I will discuss our recent work on how aneuploidy, despite its adverse effects on cell physiology, promotes tumorigenesis by facilitating adaptation to oncogenic stress and tumor evolution.

Angelika Amon, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

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