Dr. Janis Shampay investigates the structure and behavior of chromosome ends, or telomeres. These specialized structures are required for chromosome stability and maintenance, yet some of their features are quite dynamic. Chromosome ends are maintained by the ribonucleoprotein, telomerase, in a regulated manner. When telomerase is absent and cells divide, telomeres erode; when telomeres reach a critical length or the structure is perturbed, the cells will either cease dividing or undergo programmed cell death.
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:10pm to 5:00pm
Biology, Biology 19
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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