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This seminar will explore the inhibition of cancer progression by omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and illustrate how and why investigators choose research topics and the roles of funding agencies and scientific journals in this process.
About the speaker
Oliver Hankinson received his PhD in genetics from Cambridge University, England, in 1972. He conducted postdoctoral research in mammalian cell genetics at Harvard University, the University of Colorado, and the University of California, Berkeley, before joining the UCLA faculty in 1979. He served as director of the Carcinogenesis program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1994 to 2003 and vice-chair for research of the Department of Pathology from 1997 to 2003. In 2000, he became founding director of the Molecular Toxicology PhD program. Hankinson was awarded the Society of Toxicology’s 2011 Distinguished Toxicology Award.
About the Molecular Toxicology IDP
The thirty faculty of the IDP come from sixteen different departments in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing and Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science at UCLA. Areas of particular strength in the program include air pollution toxicology, nanotoxicology, metal toxicity, the environmental causation of Parkinson's disease, toxico-epigenetics, model organisms & predictive toxicology, and big data & computational toxicology.