Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 12 DSS to Feature Dr. Karen Vasquez

This week’s Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Karen Vasquez, professor and head of the division of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Texas at Austin.

The lecture, titled “DNA Structure-Induced Genetic Instability and Cancer,” will take place May 12, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA’s main campus.

Dr. Vasquez earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine in the department of therapeutic radiology.

The primary focus of Dr. Vasquez’s laboratory includes three areas of research: DNA structure in genomic instability and human disease, molecular mechanisms of DNA damage recognition and repair, and novel strategies to modify gene structure and function in living organisms.

Learn more about Dr. Vasquez here.

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