Seminars & Events

Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 13:00-14:00
The Neuroscience Program presents
"Genome regulation through R-loops"
Speaker: Kavitha Sarma, PhD
Associate Professor, Gene Expression &
Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald
Caplan Cancer Center
The Wistar Institute
Location: MS Teams and uOttawa RGN Room 1421
Contact: Nancy MacDonald at for the Teams link

Drs. David Picketts, and Pierre Mattar

Learning Objectives

  1. An introduction to RNA containing chromatin structures and how
    they are regulated
  2. Evidence for R-loop accumulation as a new molecular feature of
    ADNP syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  3. Genome organization changes that can occur as a consequence of
    R-loop during normal development and in disease.

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