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Gina V. Caldas, PhD

Dr. Caldas is investigating the mechanisms by which RNA interference (RNAi) related pathways, implicated in cancer primarily through their role in regulating gene expression, contribute to the fidelity of cell division. In addition to major changes in gene expression, a hallmark of many cancers is genome instability and chromosome loss, processes highly related to inaccurate cell division. Using C. elegans as a model system, her goal is to identify new aspects of cell division control that can be targeted for cancer therapy.

Project title: "Analysis of CSR- function in C. elegans embryonic cell division"
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Abby F. Dernburg, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology