Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Olaharski seminar on kinases and toxicity

Recently, we have been inviting some of our alumni to discuss their work and to meet with our students. Earlier this month on Feb. 9, Drew Olaharski (Ph.D., 2004) came to campus to present a seminar on some his work at Roche Pharmaceuticals. The seminar was entitled, "Using kinase inhibitory profiles to predict toxicity" and described their studies using information on the types and origins of kinases to predict activity in the in vitro micronucleus test. Drew gave a nice seminar and I found the the work to be quite impressive. We appreciate Drew's visit and wish him continued success. Above is a picture of Drew (on the right) and two of his colleagues with a dendrogram of the human kinome.

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