Biology Seminar on Leukemia: January 31

01/24/2013

Contributed by Nancy Pierce

Dr. Evan Lind, University of Toronto

"Immunity to Intracellular Infection: It's all fun and games until someone gets leukemia"

January 31  (pdf)
4:00 p.m.

CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm)
CNS first floor lobby
*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle! 

The immune system has a challenge, to destroy viruses and bacteria while minimizing collateral damage to ones own tissues. There are many levels of regulation of this process that may increase or limit this damage. The presentation will cover how a newly discovered class of small RNA molecules, micro-RNA, may act as regulators of immune responses to infection by bacteria and viruses. We will also examine how infection changes the production of blood cells by the bone marrow and how this may result in blood disorders such as leukemia.

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at npierce@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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