Welcome to the Weiss Lab News!
Riter, R.N. and Weiss, R.S. (2019) Connecting students with patients and survivors to enhance cancer research training. Cancer Research, in press.
Thank you to the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the conference organizers for a wonderful conference! Catalina, PhD candidate, presented a talk titled “9-1-1 DNA Damage Response Clamp Subunit RAD9A Promotes Checkpoint Signaling to Maintain Genomic Stability,” and Matthew and Michael, undergraduates, presented a poster titled “Multiple Mammalian 9-1-1 DNA Damage Response Complexes Are Important for Meiotic Chromosome Maintenance.”
Sirtuins’ connection to cancer is a big topic in life sciences research. What are they and why are they important to the hunt for cancer therapies? Read more about the work Irma in our lab here: https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/whats-all-talk-about-sirtuins
Infertility and birth defects often arise due to improper genetic quality control during meiosis. We are working with Marcus Smolka’s lab in Molecular Biology and Genetics to resolve how the cellular DNA damage response ensures genetic quality control during meiosis and enables the efficient and accurate production of gametes. Read the article here: https://research.cornell.edu/research/genetic-quality-control-during-meiosis