JCCC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Jorge Torres
Targeting Cancer Cell Division
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
Jorge Torres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, John McTague Career Development Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Member of the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area
Dr. Jorge Torres studies mitotic spindle formation during cell division and how inhibiting cell division can be used in cancer treatment. His goal is to use large-scale RNA interference, small molecule and cDNA overexpression screens to identify either potential targets for anticancer drug treatment or small molecules that can be used as cancer therapeutics. He uses human cancer cell lines and in vitro systems along with a combination of approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, chemical biology, and microscopy to determine the mechanism of action of these proteins and molecules.
Light lunch served
Sponsored by the JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area