Fountain of Youth for Budding Yeast
Friday September 23 2011
New time --- 12:30-2P
New location --- Founders' Room
· How does gene expression change during replicative aging in budding yeast?
· When do yeast reset their aging clocks to zero?
· Does gene expression appear to control resetting the aging clock during meiosis?
· And much more…
Laura L Mays Hoopes
Professor of Biology & Molecular Biology, Pomona College
Dr. Hoopes is also a first year student in the MFA Fiction program at SDSU. She received the AB from Goucher College and the PhD from Yale University in biological sciences. Her Certificate in Creative Writing is from UCLA. Laura studies mechanisms of aging in budding yeast. Besides authoring a textbook, she has published numerous refereed scientific articles, mostly coauthored with her undergraduate students. Her scientific research has been funded by NSF, NIH, AFAR, and Research Corporation. She has also published articles and short stories in Christian Science Monitor, The Chaffin Journal, North Carolina Literary Review, and other venues. In spring, 2011, Laura released Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, a memoir about growing up in the Eisenhower years, being recruited to science by Sputnik, falling in love with DNA, working to unveil the mysteries of aging molecules, getting married and having children, and crashing into gender-barriers in molecular biology.
A light lunch will be provided.