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Lecture presented by Dr. Penny Beuning from Northeastern University

October 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The interests of Prof. Beuning’s lab are to understand cellular responses to DNA damage. All organisms experience damage to their genetic material from environmental and endogenous sources. Multiple systems exist to identify and remove damaged bases from DNA in organisms from bacteria to humans. For example, the bacterial SOS response, involving the upregulation of at least 50 genes in E. coli, is induced when cells experience damage to their DNA and other stresses. Many of the genes induced as part of the SOS response are responsible for DNA repair and cell cycle regulation. Another group of genes induced as part of the SOS response, encoding Y family DNA polymerases, play a role in tolerance to DNA damaging agents at a potentially mutagenic cost.  Read more about Dr. Beuning…


October 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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