"A Whale of a Tale: Are Whales Resistant to Cancer and Chemical Carcinogens?"

When Sep 11, 2019
from 03:45 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101/102
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Contact Phone 502-852-4122
Attendees faculty, post-doctoral students, graduate students, lab technicians and other interested parties
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This is a weekly research seminar series by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  This seminar will be presented by John P. Wise, Sr., Ph.D., Professor of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. The Wise Laboratory has made important advances in understanding DNA damage, DNA repair, mitosis, and centrosome biology; discovering how chemical impacts on these processes lead to chromosome instability and carcinogenesis.  The Wise Lab then compares these outcomes in humans, to similar endpoints in whales, alligators and sea turtles to discover novel adaptations and to better conserve wildlife. Dr. Wise's laboratory on the UofL School of Medicine location works closely with ship-and-shore based work at field sites in Vieques, Puerto Rico; Cape Canaveral, Florida; and the Gulfs of Maine, Mexico and California.

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