Fellows' Presentation

Studies on How Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Affects DNA Damage Responses

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Part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Leona D. Samson RI '15


During her fellowship, Leona D. Samson is immersing herself in the world of stem-cell biology by interacting with scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. As stem cells differentiate into more specialized cell types, it appears that they radically alter their ability to respond to toxic agents in the environment. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of how people respond when exposed to environmental agents must take such changes into consideration.