Speaker: Luoping Zhang, PhD- Professor, University of California Berkeley
Title: Weeding out the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides
Bio: Dr. Luoping Zhang is an Adjunct Professor of Toxicology at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley where she has been employed since 1992. For the past 25+ years, Dr. Zhang’s research has focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of bone marrow toxicity caused by benzene and other toxic chemicals, including butadiene, formaldehyde, tricholoroethylene and arsenic. Her team’s investigations have mainly involved the detection of biomarkers associated with these chemical exposures in molecular epidemiological studies. Her lab investigates specific chromosomal aneuploidies and rearrangements in many of these studies, as well as in mature and progenitor human cells by a molecular cytogenetic method named FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization). To identify additional novel biomarkers and disease-related mechanisms associated with these chemical exposures, she has developed and continues to employ many high-throughput technologies, such as single-cell genetic analysis, advanced omic-based methodologies, next-generation sequencing, RNAi, and, most recently, CRISPR.
Besides her long-term involvement and contributions to the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE), Dr. Zhang has also been a co-project leader and/or co-principal investigator in the Superfund Research Program, and the Center for Exposure Biology at Berkeley.
Topic: ITE Seminar: Luoping Zhang, PhD
Time: Jan 14, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 882 1053 4258
Thursday, January 14 at 1:00pm to 2:00pmVirtual Event