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Seminar: Carrie Partch PhD (UC Santa Cruz, Chem. & Biochem.)
March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seminar Title:“Morning larks and night owls shed light on the molecular basis for circadian timekeeping”
Host:Andrew Lee PhD
Biochemistry & Biophysics and Sancar lab Alumnae (2006)
Carrie Partch received her Ph.D. from UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics in 2006 working in Aziz Sancar’s lab. The Partch Lab at UC Santa Cruz works to identify the structural and biochemical underpinnings of biological timekeeping by circadian clocks, which synchronize physiology and behavior with the day/night cycle. The Partch lab uses a diverse set of structural techniques (protein x-ray crystallography, NMR, SAXS), biochemistry, and cell biology to address how these clocks function. By developing a mechanistic understanding of how molecular circadian clocks function, it aims to capitalize on the temporal regulation of physiology and behavior to develop innovative strategies to treat a broad spectrum of human diseases.