Greehey CCRI ZOOMinar Series Presents: Gerard C. Grosveld, PhD – St. Jude
Event Date & TimeOctober 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12 noon
LocationZoom Meeting ID: 914 0902 1393
Presentation Title: “mTORC3 in cancer and development”
Greehey CCRI Faculty Host: Peter Houghton, PhD
Meeting ID: 914 0902 1393
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About the Speaker(s)
The Grosveld laboratory studies the role of chromosomal translocations in two types of childhood cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Chromosomal translocations create fusion genes that can transform normal cells into tumor cells. Our goal is to define the biological and biochemical roles of those aberrant proteins and to determine how they are involved in tumorigenesis. Understanding these molecular pathways will facilitate the development of novel, targeted therapies for these devastating diseases.
Since 2004, UT Health San Antonio, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute’s (Greehey CCRI) mission has been to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer, contribute to the understanding of its causes, and accelerate the translation of knowledge into novel therapies. Through discovery, development, and dissemination of new scientific knowledge, Greehey CCRI strives to have a national and global impact on childhood cancer. Our mission consists of three key areas — research, clinical, and education.