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Michael Karin to lecture on inflammation and regeneration in colorectal tumorigenesis

8 July 2016

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, John Vane Science Centre, Charterhouse Square

Inflammation expert, Professor Michael Karin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Pathology at the University of California, San Diego, USA, will be coming to QMUL to talk on “Inflammation and regeneration in colorectal tumorigenesis: the APC-gpl30 conspiracy”.

Professor Karin has spent his entire academic career investigating stress and inflammation signalling, covering the entire gamut of research approaches from basic biochemistry through molecular cell biology to animal pathophysiology. After discovering how environmental stress caused by either infection, inflammation or exposure to toxic substances leads to activation of AP-1, NF-κB and other transcription factors, his lab began to examine the role of the key signalling pathways controlling these transcription factors in the pathogenesis of cancer, degenerative and metabolic diseases.

After his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from Tel Aviv University, Israel, he moved to the USA in 1975 for his PhD in molecular biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, before continuing with postdoctoral fellowships and eventually joining the University of California, San Diego in 1986. He has received numerous awards and prizes.

For more information, please contact Dr Claudio Mauro, tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5896.

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