Learn about Dr. Lynne Maquat's research on the mechanisms that destroy mutant messenger RNAs in human cells.
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay functions in one-third of inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, and one-third of acquired diseases, including many forms of cancer. Her work has furthered our understanding of the molecular basis of human disease and provides valuable information to help physicians implement “personalized” or “precision” medicine by treating the disease mutation that is specific to each individual patient.
Dr. Maquat is a 2015 Gairdner Laureate and is a professor of biochemistry and biophysics and professor of oncology in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Rochester University in Rochester, New York, USA.
The Gairdner Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists and their outstanding discoveries.
This lecture is open to everyone, no registration is required.
Note: This is one of two lectures by Dr. Maquat. This research lecture focuses on Dr. Maquat's research and is open to students, community members, and all interested in the topic. The evening lecture, "On being a scientist", is focused towards the general public and high school students. Both lectures are open to the public. See details about the other event for more information.
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