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Biology Seminar: Sharon Torigoe, Lewis & Clark College

Friday, April 2, 2021 4:10pm to 5:00pm

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Sharon Torigoe, Lewis & Clark College

"Mechanisms for Transcriptional Regulation in Pluripotent Stem Cells"

Science Trivia- 4pm
Talk Begins- 4:10pm

It is estimated that 97-99% of the human genome is "junk DNA," or sequence that does not code for protein. However, all of these noncoding portions of the genome contain critical cis-regulatory elements, which inform and direct gene expression. An overarching aim of the Torigoe lab is to understand how sequence-based features of cis-regulatory elements contribute to unique cell-type specific transcriptional programs. To answer their questions, Dr. Torigoe and her students analyze the regulation of genes in pluripotent stem cell (PSCs). In addition to gaining deeper insight into transcription regulation, they also seek new knowledge to advance efforts to generate and use PSCs in regenerative medicine.

Open to the public (contact gonyerk@reed.edu for the Zoom link & password)

Note: There will be no seminar April 9 and 16 due to spring break.

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