Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CanBio Bagel Talk

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

CanBio Conference Room
Med Sci I, room 4425

Ben Chandler, PhD candidate in the Speers CanBio Laboratory

Speaking on: Analyzing the radiation response in breast cancer to nominate novel radiosensitization targets.

Ben Chandler

Doctoral Student

Ben Chandler is a fourth-year Cancer Biology PhD student in the Program of Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in 2013. As an undergraduate he worked in Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan’s lab, studying the role of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) SChLAP1, and its role in aggressive prostate cancer. Currently, Ben is studying the role of cell cycle kinases in estrogen negative (ER-) breast cancer. His studies aim to understand the regulation of the kinases as well as characterize their role in the radiation resistance phenotype seen in triple-negative breast cancer.