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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar Series

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This month's PM PDF Seminar Series Proudly Presents:

Speaker: Dr. Kinjal Desai (Dirks Labs, SickKids Hospital)

Talk title: Integrative genomics identifies regulatory factors in SHH subgroup medulloblastoma

Bio: Kinjal received her Bachelor of Science from St. Xavier’s College, India, and her Doctorate of Philosophy from Dartmouth College, USA. Her thesis work uncovered regulatory genetic changes impacting the expression of ESR1, a key developmental gene that promotes progression of over two-thirds of breast cancers. This fueled her interest in understanding how signals regulating normal gene function in cells, or epigenetic signals, might be disrupted in cancer. Her postdoctoral research at the Dirks lab is focused on medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant brain cancer in children. Her research goal is to capture the epigenetic vulnerabilities in the brain tumour stem cells which propagate this disease, in order to better understand the mechanism behind tumour formation and identify novel therapeutic targets.

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