James P. Holland Memorial Lecture
Fifteenth Lecture in the Series
Monday, October 20, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
Myers Hall 130 (915 East Third Street)
Indiana University Bloomington campus
Taming the p53 Network for Effective Cancer Therapies
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
Research Conducted by the Espinosa Team
Joaquín Espinosa and his research team seek to understand how gene networks control cell behavior. Cancer is their core paradigm, but their discoveries often lead them into other areas of biology. They define cancer as a disease of gene networks gone awry. Their research focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which cancer-relevant genes regulate the networks in which they are embedded. They believe that this type of basic research is a requisite step in the development of effective cancer therapeutics. Much of their research focuses on the p53 gene network. p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in human cancer, and their research may enable effective cancer therapies.
All are welcome to attend this event! For more information, a flyer, and an IU news release, please visit the James P. Holland Lecture Series home page.