Karim Mekhail, Canada Research Chair in Spatial Genome Organization at the University of Toronto, will talk about DNA and repair in the body as part of York’s Biology Seminar Series.
“DNA on the Move for Repair: How and Why?” will take place Monday, March 30, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, at 306 Lumbers Building, Keele campus. The talk is hosted by York biology Professor Peter Cheung, whose research interests include the regulation of gene expression.
Mekhail’s lab at the University of Toronto, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), studies the impact of spatial genome organization and various non-coding RNA species on chromatin assembly, genome stability, disease and lifespan. His lab research recently received the CIHR Institute of Genetics Maud-Menten New Investigator Prize.
Before joining the University of Toronto, Mekhail was a postdoctoral fellow in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Department of Cell Biology of Harvard Medical School. The work he conducted at Harvard has shed light on the mechanisms underlying various diseases and was recognized with the CIHR Institute of Genetics Lap-Chee Tsui Publication Award.