The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by
Dr. Frances M Sladek, Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicology, Department of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology, and Divisional Dean of Life Sciences in CNAS, UC Riverside
Seminar Title: "Science and Serendipity: cancer, bacteria, gene regulation & back again"
Background: Dr. Sladek majored in Biochemistry at Princeton University and earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale University in 1988. She was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller University where she purified and cloned the nuclear receptor HNF4. She started as an Assistant Professor at UCR in 1992 where her lab has focused on the structure and function of HNF4 . More recently her lab has been investigating the role of HNF4 in diet-induced obesity and colitis. Her talk will also include the roles of different HNF4 isoforms in the liver and the colon. Prof. Sladek served on DOD, ACS and NIH study sections over 20+ years and is currently Divisional Dean of Life Sciences in CNAS.
Faculty Host: Dr. Li Fan, firstname.lastname@example.org