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EVENT: Raine Lecture: The best laid schemes of airway repair

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Today's date is Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Raine Lecture: The best laid schemes of airway repair : Dr Adam Giangreco Other events...
Chronic airway diseases including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lung cancer are leading causes of worldwide mortality with annual healthcare costs of billions of pounds. Despite this, there have been only a few therapeutic advances in these conditions over the past 20 years. Using evidence from human patient samples, transgenic animal models, and cell and molecular biology studies, Adam will identify and characterize airway stem and progenitor cells in lung health and disease. He will discuss key pathways that control normal and abnormal growth of these airway progenitor cells, and suggest how targeting these pathways using new and existing therapies has the potential to improve lung cancer and COPD patient outcomes.

After graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Biology and Toxicology from the University of Rochester (1995-2001), Adam Giangreco completed a PhD in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh with Professor Barry Stripp (2001-2004). This work led to the first identification of stem cells within mammalian conducting airways. Adam was then awarded US NIH and US-UK Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Fellowships to continue his training at Cancer Research UK and the University of Cambridge (2004-2009). During this time, he made several key discoveries regarding the molecular mechanisms governing skin regeneration and ageing. Subsequently, Adam was recruited to the Lungs for Living Research Centre at University College London where he is now a Principal Research Investigator.
Speaker(s) Dr Adam Giangreco
Location McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Contact Associate Professor Cecilia Prele <[email protected]> : 6151 0958
URL https://www.raine.uwa.edu.au
Start Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00
End Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00
Submitted by Lyn Ellis <[email protected] >
Last Updated Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:19
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