New approaches to treating cancer
New approaches to treating cancer through RNA analysis
Angela Brooks, Ph.D., a biomolecular engineer and assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, will be talking about new approaches to treating cancer through RNA analysis. Dr, Brooks is a Pew Scholar and expert in the analysis of RNA sequencing data. She is studying the role of RNA splicing aberrations in cancer. RNA splicing is an editing process that enables one gene to produce several different protein molecules. Mutations in the genes that regulate splicing are common in cancer cells. To investigate the effects of these mutations, Brooks and her team are developing the experimental and computational tools needed to directly assess the RNA output of cancer cells and understand how changes in RNA processing affect cell function. This research could lead to novel approaches for treating cancer and other diseases in which splicing is abnormal.
About Angela Brooks
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The Kraw Lecture Series in Silicon Valley is made possible by a generous gift from UC Santa Cruz alumnus George Kraw. The lecture series features acclaimed UC Santa Cruz scientists and technologists who are grappling with some of the biggest questions of our time. These talks are free and open to the public