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Due to the predicted weather forecast ~ CANCELED Stem Cell Tumors - Getting Their Fix on the Fly

  • 2/6/2014 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
  • Event Type: Seminar

Due to the predicted weather forecast ~ CANCELED   Stem Cell Tumors - Getting Their Fix on the Fly

Michele Markstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests

Regulation of gene expression

Michele Markstein's laboratory uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an in vivo incubator to grow and study stem cell tumors. This approach preserves the integrity of the stem cell microenvironment, a feat not yet readily possible by traditional cell culture methods. In her talk, Markstein discusses a humanized tumor model made by putting a human oncogene in the fly genome. Markstein will show how she has used this model to screen for drugs and genes that impact growth of stem cell derived tumors.