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Environmental Health Science Seminar – DNA Adduct Landscape in Cancer and Beyond
UGA College of Public Health
Environmental Health Science
Fall Seminar Series
DNA Adduct Landscape in Cancer and Beyond
This week’s speaker: Natalie Gassman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
This seminar will take place on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details. Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Darien Bush.
Natalie Gassman, Ph.D. received a B.A. in Chemistry from Michigan State University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles in Chemistry. She held post- doctorate positions at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her postdoctoral training focused on the role of DNA repair in response to environmental exposures and how modulated DNA repair machinery contributes to cancer development. As an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with joint appointments in Nutrition Sciences and at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Gassman’s work focuses on characterizing the influence environmental exposures have on DNA repair and characterizing how DNA repair proteins are altered or modified in the context of cancer. She has also developed a versatile detection method that helps identify deficiencies in repair mechanisms that give cancer cells a survival edge and hopes that these results can be applied in a clinical setting to tailor therapies for cancer patients.