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Upcoming Lectures

Heterogeneity of Breast Cancer Genomes: Going Beyond Therapy to Risk Assessment and Precision Healthcare

May 25, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Olufunmilayo Olopade, M.D., University of Chicago

(This will be a hybrid lecture, in person at Lipsett Amphitheather and on NIH VideoCast.) Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases diagnosed in 2021 worldwide. Geographic variations in age specific incidence and mortality point to differences in etiology. Decades after discovery, the estrogen receptor remains the single most important determinant of outcomes in breast cancer but innovative and precise biology-driven approaches to therapy are being integrated into clinical practice.

The Future of Non-invasive Functional Imaging in the Era of Big Data

June 1, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Damien Fair, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

The Fair laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations. Dr. Fair is the co-director of the new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain.

Molecular Genetic Mechanisms in Neuronal Stress and Maintenance

June 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Yishi Jin, Ph.D., UCSD School of Medicine

(This will be a hybrid lecture, on Tuesday, in person at Lipsett Amphitheather and on NIH VideoCast.) The Jin lab research focuses on the molecular genetic mechanisms underlying the development and function of the nervous system using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The transparency, defined anatomy, and rapid life cycle of this organism greatly facilitate our studies at the subcellular resolution. Moreover, the entre cell lineage and connectome are known, enabling functional understanding at deep levels.

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