Exploring Stress Signaling Pathways to Uncover Novel Gene Functions in the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida Albicans

Start Date: November 18 2016 - 12:30 PM

End Date: November 18 2016 - 02:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Lectures

Location: M-136


Dr. Jason Rauceo, Associate Professor of Biology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice will talk about his research on "Candida albicans is the most common fungal pathogen in humans. Signaling pathways control processes critical for adaptation, survival, and pathogenesis. We discovered that transcription factor Sko1 plays a novel role as a major regulator of the cell wall damage response caused by the antifungal drug caspofungin. In addition, we found a conserved role of Sko1 as a regulator of the osmotic stress response. However, the functional role of numerous Sko1- dependent stress-response genes is limited. Here, we present our recent molecular genetic and cellular findings to provide functional and localization insight for the Sko1-dependent gene ORF19.7296." Dr. Jason Rauceo and Dr. Raquel Castellanos, Research Outreach Coordinator ,Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) will highlight the impact of the Cellular and Molecular Biology Major and Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) in expanding biomedical research at John Jay College. Also, the dual joint Forensic science program at QCC will be discussed. 


Contact Name: Moni Chauhan

Contact Phone: 718.281.5573

Contact Email: Mchauhan@qcc.cuny.edu

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