November 4, 2013 at 1:00 am

Research Seminar: Hammering Out Details: Zinc Sensing in Eukaryotic Cells, Nov. 25

Dr. Amanda Bird

Dr. Amanda Bird

The Department of Biological Sciences Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Amanda Bird of Ohio State University on “Hammering Out Details: Zinc Sensing in Eukaryotic Cells” on Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. in Irvine 159.

Bird is Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics at Ohio State University.

“Zinc is essential nutrient that is toxic to cell growth when in excess. As a consequence, all cells need mechanisms to maintain zinc at an optimal level. Our major goals are to identify how cells sense changes in intracellular zinc levels and characterize mechanisms used to conserve or increase intracellular zinc levels during conditions of zinc deficiency,” she says. Read more on her webpage.

Refreshments will be served.

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