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BC Cancer Research Seminar Series: Dr. Christopher Maxwell
September 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
BC Cancer Research Seminar Series presents a seminar:
Dr. Christopher Maxwell
Investigator, Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia
Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 W.10th Ave.
Videolinked to: FVC – room 2035, VIC – room #3, CSI – Shuswap room, CN – Salmon room, UBC Biomedical Research Centre – room 351, Michael Smith Labs – room 303, C&W – room K4-142
Title: The Mammary cell division axis is disturbed by BRCA1 dysfunction
Dr. Chris Maxwell obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences (Oncology) from the University of Alberta before completing postdoctoral training at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and an Investigator with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at the BC Children’s Hospital, where he co-leads the Childhood Cancer and Blood Research Group. The Maxwell lab researches cell division at a molecular level and applies that knowledge to the study of progenitor cells. By studying how molecules work together during the division of these cells, the lab hopes to better detect, monitor, and treat the childhood and hereditary cancers that arise as a result of too many cell divisions and inflict 1,400 kids and 2,200 young adults each year in Canada.
Sponsored by: BC Cancer Foundation
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Stirling