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MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Dawn Carone (PhD '09)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Dr. Dawn Carone (PhD '09), Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College

Host: Dr. Rachel O'Neill

"Toxic Repeat RNAs in Cancer Cells"

Summary: In this talk, I will highlight our recent work advancing our understanding of functional roles for the accumulation of tandem repeat RNAs in cancer cell nuclei. View Publication Here:

Dawn Carone completed her Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics at UConn in 2009 in Dr. Rachel O’Neill’s lab. She then conducted her postdoctoral studies at UMass Medical School in the lab of Dr. Jeanne Lawrence. Dawn is now an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Swarthmore College, where she teaches Genetics and runs an NIH-funded, active research lab with undergraduates. Since her time at UConn, Dawn’s research has been focused on uncovering roles for genomic repeat sequences, with an emphasis on pericentric satellite repeats. Her lab is currently studying the misregulation of HSATII expression, a tandemly repetitive pericentric satellite sequence, in human cancer cells.

Visit Dr. Carone's lab website here:

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Molecular and Cell Biology (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, EEB Related Events, Physiology & Neurobiology

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