JCCC and BSCRC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. James Bieker
EKLF/KLF1 and the Hematology of Red Blood Cells
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Los Angeles, California 90095
James J. Bieker, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Bieker's research is focused on the transcriptional regulation of red cell-specific gene expression. His lab is investigating how molecular events confer the ability to express lineage-specific genes upon an initially uncommitted, pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell, which remaisn a major question in cell differentiation. Bieker's team also explores the use of an immortalized erythroid cell line as a means to isolate genes that may be important for erythroid function, which has allowed them to identify a novel, erythroid-specific gene, which was named EKLF (erythroid Kruppel-like factor).
Light lunch served
Co-Sponsored by the JCCC and the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research