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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
 

Tin Tin Su, PhD

Preceptor


Specialty:

Drosophila Genetics, Cell Biology and DNA damage responses

Location:

University of Colorado Boulder

Prerequisites:

Must have taken Introductory Biology and Introductory Genetics, or equivalent.

Number of Openings: 1

Project Objective:

Our goal is to understand how cells safe-guard their genetic information. We want to know how they do this during their normal course of life as well as when they become exposed to external insults like radiation that can damage DNA. Loss of genetic information can result in death and disease.

By understanding how cells safe-guard their genetic information, we may help prevent or treat diseases that result from loss of genetic information such as cancer. We use Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) in our studies because it is a good model for human biology

Current Projects:

  • Mechanism of p53-iindependent apoptosis
  • The Role of bantam microRNA in apoptosis after irradiation
  • A screen for radiation sensitizers
  • Description:

    Students may work with senior researchers on any of the above projects.

    Su Lab Website