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Stem Cell Tumors: Getting Their Fix on the Fly

  • 9/18/2014 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016
  • Event Type: Seminar

Stem Cell Tumors: Getting Their Fix on the FlyMichelle Markstein, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests: Stem cells and cancer

The Markstein lab seeks to understand the stem cell properties of cancer cells with the goal of developing new cancer therapeutics. We focus on cell-cell interactions within the stem cell microenvironment and on the plasticity of stem cell genome architecture. Our approach is in vivo, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to screen for anti-cancer drugs and drug targets.