Angelika Amon: Consequences of Aneuploidy

I. Review of the Study of Aneuploidy
II. Effects of Aneuploidy on Cell Physiology
III. Disease Implications

Part I: Review of the Study of Aneuploidy

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Lecture Overview
Amon begins her talk by explaining what aneuploidy is and how it arises. She explains that autosomal aneuploidy is usually devastating to an organism, while aneuploidy at a cellular level may result in the unrestricted growth seen in cancer. More >>

Speaker Bio
Angelika Amon received both her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Vienna. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute and was subsequently named a Whitehead Fellow. In 1999, she joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is currently Professor of biology and Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in cancer research at the Koch Institute. Amon is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. More >>

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