Broad Stem Cell Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Iannis Aifantis
Dark Matter No More: Non-coding RNA in Leukemia Initiation and Progression
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
Iannis Aifantis, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
New York University Langone Medical Center
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
Dr. Aifantis' laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms controlling hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal, differentiation and transformation. They specifically focus on the regulation of HSC cell cycle entry and on the effects of Notch signaling in stem cell differentiation. Aifantis is also currently investigating the role of the Notch pathway as an oncogenic trigger in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, with a goal to design novel therapies that will target and suppress Notch transforming activity in vivo.
Light lunch served
Co-sponsored by the JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research