USA Graduate Student Presents at Keystone Conference

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences

Justin Roberts, a graduate student in Dr. Glen Borchert’s laboratory, has been invited to present at the Keystone Symposia Conference on “MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer.”

Those attending the conference include scientists from 27 countries, 3 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators, and numerous members of the National Academy of Sciences. His talk will cover his thesis work examining the roles of microRNA editing in breast cancer. MicroRNAs have received a lot of attention in breast cancer research due to their expected causative roles in disease onset. The Borchert Laboratory has recently been awarded grants by both the National Science Foundation and the Abraham C. Mitchell Cancer Research Fund to further study this question.

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