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JCCC Research Seminar Featuring Dr. Utpal Banerjee
Local and Systemic Signaling in Maintenance of Hematopoietic Progenitors
Date: 5/15/2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 73-105 CHS
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90095

JCCC SeminarDr. Utpal Banerjee

Presented by:
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
Irving and Jean Stone Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area

Dr. Utpal Banerjee’s research focuses on the maintenance of blood stem cells, specifically hematopoietic stem cells that are maintained within a microenvironment where signals from a niche are important for the maintenance of quiescence within a precursor population. Lack of such a niche-derived signal will cause loss of “stemness,” resulting in increased proliferation and eventual differentiation. His research examines this phenomenon in the Drosophila hematopoietic organ using genetic technologies available in this model organism.

Light lunch served

Sponsored by the JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area