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JCCC Seminar Featuring Dr. Dinesh Rao

MicroRNAs in Immune Cell Development and Cancer

Dinesh Rao, M.D., Ph.D.

Presented by:
Dinesh Rao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Dinesh Rao is interested in understanding the molecular underpinnings of cancer. Specifically, the processes by which the normal differentiation of cells is disrupted in cancer are of great interest. In this context, he is studying the role of microRNAs in hematopoiesis and malignancy. His research has led to the identification of several miRNA species important in acute myeloid leukemia. In addition, the exploration of these miRNAs as factors in hematopoietic development has helped to highlight the complex genetic networks that are co-opted by cancer cells. Novel diagnostic and therapeutic options are likely to be generated by the study of these important regulators of gene expression.

Light Lunch Served

Co-Sponsored by JCCC

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