|Unraveling the Mysteries of Melanoma Using Mouse Genetics|
|Christin Burd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics
and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry with The Ohio State University will
be presenting the Cancer Biology Seminar on Thursday, March 20, 2014. This
seminar will take place at 12:00 Noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium of the
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The INK4/ARF locus encodes three tumor
suppressor genes frequently lost or silenced in human cancers (p15INK4b,
p16INK4a, and p14ARF). Dr. Burd's lab aims to recapitulate the genetics of
these tumors through the development of genetically engineered mouse models.
In addition, they have pioneered in vivo imaging techniques that allow them
to track the formation and progression of spontaneous cancers. Dr. Burd's
seminar title is "Unraveling the Mysteries of Melanoma Using Mouse Genetics".