Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Friday, September 23, 2016

4th Annual Cancer Biology Graduate Program Retreat

12:00 PM

Please join us for the 4th Annual Cancer Biology Program Retreat at the Michigan Union with guest speaker Dr. Elaine Fuchs, HHMI Investigator, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Rockefeller University.

he 4th Annual Cancer Biology Program Retreat will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 22nd - 23rd (Michigan Union). The retreat will begin on Thursday with lunch, followed by faculty, student, postdoc talks, a poster session and dinner. The retreat will conclude on Friday with breakfast, faculty talks, Dr. Fuchs’ keynote talk, and lunch. Please mark these date on your calendars.

Further retreat details will be sent to everyone later this summer.  

-  Morgan Penny (Hammer Lab) and Ally Hawkins (Lawlor Lab)
Retreat Planning Committee

Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

HHMI Investigator
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Rockefeller University

In the Fuchs' laboratory, we are trying to understand how the multipotent stem cells of mammalian skin give rise to the epidermis and hair follicles. We study how skin epithelial cells respond to various external cues to coordinate changes in transcription, cell polarity, adhesion and cytoskeletal dynamics. Elucidating the normal process of tissue development is an important first step in understanding how these processes go awry in genetic skin diseases, including cancers. We are aided in our ability to grow human and mouse epidermal cells (keratinocytes) in the laboratory, and employ transgenic and knockout technologies in mice. In our research approaches, we utilize a broad range of techniques encompassing cell, molecular and developmental biology.