Over the years, several genes have been discovered to play an outsized role in the development of breast cancer. A familiar example is BRCA1, a gene that when inherited, leads to a high likelihood of developing breast cancer. Other genes found to be involved are p53 and MDM2. These genes or biomarkers, and their normal counterparts, provide a window into the basic workings of cancer in breast tissue and have suggested possible avenues for treatment. Dr. Bargonetti studies these genes and in her seminar we will explore this world with her.
Jill Bargonetti has an M.S. and a Ph.D. from New York University and undertook postgraduate training at Columbia University. In 1997 she was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bill Clinton. She has received research grants from The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). At the City University of New York at the Graduate Center and Hunter, Dr. Bargonetti is engaged in graduate education with students leading to Ph.D. Dr. Bargonetti has a keen interest in dance and as an undergraduate at SUNY Purchase she performed works by Sarah Stackhouse and Paul Taylor with the Purchase Dance Corps. She also went on the become a member of Dianne McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion from 1983-1985. This seminar will be held as a virtual event for LP2 members only. Read more about the work. Read more about the work.