Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 6:30p -
14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02134
Alcohol, Date Idea, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University
Science by the Pint is a free science café in which we invite a Boston-area research lab out to a pub or brewery to chat science over a cold one. The events are geared toward a general audience – all are welcome and no experience is necessary!
This week's event is:
From nucleus to cytoplasm and back again: The interplay of chromatin dynamics and metabolism in cancer
Dr. Raul Mostoslavsky
The Laurel Schwartz Professor of Oncology (Medicine)
Mass General Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School
The Mostoslavsky laboratory uses different models and systems to understand some of the basic and yet unresolved questions in cancer biology. Specifically, we study the role of the compaction of DNA (a structure called chromatin) in regulating gene expression, and the crosstalk between this regulation and cellular energetics and metabolism. By studying such phenomenon in both normal and cancer cells, we try to understand how cancer cells modulate such crosstalk for their advantage, and whether we can exploit that knowledge for therapeutic purposes.
Dr. Raul Mostoslavsky is an MD PhD, who studied Medicine in Argentina, got a PhD in Molecular Biology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and moved to Boston for a post-doc to pursue a scientific career and never left! He is currently a molecular biologist at Mass General Hospital, working in cancer research and a Professor at Harvard University.