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JCCC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Tracy Johnson
Pre-mRNA Splicing and the Molecular Basis of Cancer: Learning Lessons from a Humble Budding Yeast
Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 73-105 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095

JCCC SeminarDr. Tracy Johnson

Presented by:
Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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