JCCC Seminar Featuring Dr. William Lowry
Mechanisms of Stem Cell Induced Carcinogenesis
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
William Lowry, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Dr. William Lowry’s lab investigates whether stem cells found in different tissues utilize similar mechanisms to undergo self-renewal and differentiation. Only by understanding self-renewal and differentiation can researchers hope to make inroads into the “cancer stem cell” hypothesis and potentially take advantage of their inherent plasticity. To explore whether similar mechanisms are employed by stem cells during both adult tissue homeostasis and embryonic development, Lowry’s lab is also working to understand how the earliest steps of lineage restriction/decision are made in the embryo where ectodermal cells become either neuronal or epidermal. Someday, Lowry hopes to put the knowledge gained by studying adult stem cells to clinical use.
Light Lunch Served
Co-sponsored by JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area