JCCC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Tracy Johnson
Pre-mRNA Splicing and the Molecular Basis of Cancer: Learning Lessons from a Humble Budding Yeast
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Dr. Tracy Johnson’s laboratory is focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of gene expression, particularly the molecular events underlying RNA synthesis and processing. Using the unicellular eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model, her lab has leveraged a combination of genetics, biochemical and bioinformatics approaches to understanding how the splicing “machinery,” the spliceosome, undergoes dynamic rearrangements to recognize and remove the non-coding intron sequences from pre-messenger RNAs.
Light lunch served
Sponsored by the JCCC Gene Regulation Program Area