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  • Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences 2017 (URMS12)

    Who: Undergraduate students involved in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology research in Minnesota, North Dakota, and the surrounding region
    When: October 20-21, 2017
    Where: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Langseth Hall

    Keynote Speaker:

    Joseph J Provost
    Chair and Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of San Diego
    PKAL STEM Leadership Institute Mentor
    ACS Committee on Professional Training
    ASBMB Education Fellow

    Seminar Title: Can you survive without food or oxygen? Cancer cells can! How tumor cells adapt to a hostile environment: The sodium hydrogen exchanger.

    Nascent tumor cells outgrow their ability to access blood for nutrients, growth stimulants and oxygen. The results for most cells is cell death or apoptosis. However, tumor cells have developed a mechanism to overcome the increased acid levels of these environments. Focusing on non-small cell lung cancer, we have found two closely related proteins, calcinerin homologous proteins 1 and 2 which differentially express in normal and tumorous tissue and play a critical role in regulation of the sodium hydrogen exchanger (NHE). In addition, a novel post-translational mechanism of reversible lipidation may play an important role in regulating the potential for NHE in cancer cell survival, migration and invasion.

    URMS RegistrationUndergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences 2017 Abstract Submisison

    Tentative Meeting Schedule:

    Friday October 20, 2017
    5:00 PM | Registration and Reception
    5:45 PM | Dinner
    7:00 PM | Keynote Seminar: Can you survive without food or oxygen? Cancer cells can! How tumor cells adapt to a hostile environment: The sodium hydrogen exchanger.

    Saturday October 21, 2017
    8:00 AM | Judges Meeting
    8:30 AM | Student Talks
    10:30 AM | Poster Sessions
    12:45 PM | Box Lunch & Breakout Sessions
    2:00 PM | Award Ceremony/Closing

    Email questions or comments to: urms@mnstate.edu


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