Colloquium: Dawson on polyploid cancer cells and tactics to target them for treatment

Dr. Dawson

This week the Spring 2023 Biology Colloquium hosts Michelle Dawson, Assistant Professor of Medical Science in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry and the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Dr. Dawson studies “outlier populations” of cells within tumors — cancer cells that behave differently from the rest of a tumor, and which can evade treatments to re-establish tumor growth after radiation or chemotherapy. Her seminar, given by invitation of the URISE and Bridges-to-PhD programs, will be titled, “Physical and Metabolic Landscapes of Therapy Induced Senescence and Polyploidy in an Evolving Tumor Microenvironment”.

Colloquium seminars are held each Friday at 2:00pm in Chaparral Hall room 5125. This week, Dr. Dawson will be available to meet with students during a “Meet the Speaker” mixer after the seminar in Chaparral Hall room 5201, where light refreshments will be served.