Complex Systems Group presents Miki Ii's DNA repair network

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Dr. Miki Ii, Assistant Professor of Biology at UAA, will give a presentation entitled "DNA repair network--a novel model of recombinational repair involving RNase H2" on Friday, May 2 at 12 p.m. in Consortium Library room 307.

DNA repair is essential to maintain genome stability that helps to avoid cancer formation and slow the aging process. DNA is continually damaged and the accumulation of DNA damage results in DNA double-strand breaks. If the DNA double-strand break remains, it causes chromosome loss followed by cell death. If it is repaired incorrectly, accumulation of mutations causes chromosomal rearrangements that lead to cancer formation and/or accelerated aging.

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