A mini-symposium aimed at incoming graduate students in the QCB@Princeton program and its affiliated departments.
12:30-12:45pm Coleen Murphy, How to use high-throughput methods and a model organism to study aging
12:45-1:00 Olga Troyanskaya, From cell-lineage specific gene expression to understanding human disease
1:00-1:15 Ned Wingreen, The role of enzyme clustering in metabolic regulation
1:15-1:30 Facilities overviews, John Matese & tbd
In a paper published in Science magazine that is getting wide play in national media, a group of researchers that includes Marshall Reaves, Joshua Rabinowitz, and Leonid Kruglyak from Princeton University, disproves the sensational claim (reported last year in Science) that, under phosphate limiting conditions, arsenate could replace phosphorous in the DNA of a microbe.
Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia
William Bialek, Lewis-Sigler Institute member and John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, has been elected to membership in The National Academy of Sciences, along with 83 others in the U.S., including several from Princeton. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest professional honors among scientists, engineers, and health care professionals
Adult stem cells are a small number of weakly differentiated cells that maintain organ tissue through self-renewal and production of differentiated cells. In the past two decades rare cells that possess stem cell markers have been identified in leukemias and solid tumors, called cancer stem cells. Currently it is debated whether tumors are fuelled by these cancer stem cells or whether most cells in a tumor can maintain its growth. In this talk I present evidence from human cancer clinical trials that cancer stem cells with the properties of adult stem cells do not exist.