Jeannie T. Lee (Harvard)

Jeannie T. Lee (Harvard)

Butler Seminar Series

Event Date/Location

January 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Speaker

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    Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Genetics and Pathology, Harvard Medical School
    Molecular Biologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
    HHMI Investigator
    Harvard Medical School

    Jeannie T. Lee is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also Co-Director of the Harvard Epigenetics Initiative. Dr. Lee specializes in the study of epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNAs and employs X-chromosome inactivation as a model system. For her work on RNA-mediated chromatin change, Dr. Lee became the recipient of the 2010 Molecular Biology Prize from the National Academy of Sciences, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named a Distinguished Graduate Award of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received her A.B. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University, obtained M.D.-Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and did postgraduate training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT and at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was also a Basil O’Connor Scholar and a Pew Scholars, and, until recently, served on the Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America. In 2011, she co-founded RaNA Therapeutics to harness the potential of long noncoding RNAs to treat disease.

Topic

X-inactivation as a model for epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNA

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

Host

Virginia Zakian & Paul Schedl, Department of Molecular Biology