Epigenetics and Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes, and methyl groups
- Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 4 p.m.
- Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
Have you ever wondered how there can be numerous cell types in your body (skin, muscle, etc.) even though they share the same DNA code? This is explained by epigenetics, the branch of science that studies how chemical modifications on or near DNA influence how genes are expressed. We’ll learn about epigenetics and its important role in maintaining healthy cells.
Nicole Vander Schaaf is a doctoral candidate at the Van Andel Institute Graduate School.
Future GRCC Science Talks will include:
- 03/25/2019: “Gene Modifications: CRISPR” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.