Rebeca San Martin, postdoctoral research fellow with the UT Department of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology, will present “Can the Environment Around a Cancer Cell Reprogram Its Nucleus?” Friday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. via Zoom.
The tissue environment in which cancer develops plays a critical role in disease progression. In solid tumors, such as those that develop in the prostate, the surrounding tissue mounts a response resembling normal wound repair. Unfortunately, this type of response favors tumor growth and fosters disease progression to metastasis. In her presentation, San Martin will discuss her work to understand how normal and cancer cells interpret these changes to the local microenvironment and, in particular, whether changes in the DNA organization within the nucleus are part of this response.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.